National Research Infrastructure

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National research infrastructure (NRI) comprises the nationally significant assets, facilities and services that support leading‑edge research and innovation. It is accessible to publicly and privately funded users across Australia, and internationally. It is a critical platform for the research sector which in turn supports countless more jobs, including in small business, across almost every sector of the economy. NRI enables research that supports improved health and wellbeing of Australians, the capacity to address critical national issues such as food security and support for a healthy environment, and policies relating to research and science and development.

Strategic Framework

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia maintains its position as an established global leader in world-class research. To achieve this, Australian researchers require continuing access to cutting edge NRI.

Demonstrating this commitment, the Government recently made a significant additional investment of $2.2 billion to address NRI priorities, an investment which builds on past strategic planning and investment. Australia’s NRI Strategic Framework also includes plans for future investment plans and roadmaps.

NCRIS program

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program is a key enabler for NRI, by supporting a network of world-class NRI infrastructure projects. The projects support the Australian economy through high-quality research driving greater innovation in the Australian research sector. They also support strategically important research to address key national and global challenges.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with National Research Infrastructure.

Results

  1. 2014 NCRIS survey summary

    Created: 26 April 2016

    A summary of the 2014 NCRIS Survey

  2. 2015-17 National Research Infrastructure Census

    Created: 17 December 2018

    The report of the National Research Infrastructure Census for 2015-16 and 16-17 provides an aggregated picture of the use and outcomes from National Research Infrastructure (NRI...

  3. 2015-17 National Research Infrastructure Census snapshot

    Created: 17 December 2018

    A summary of the findings for the National Research Infrastructure Census for 2015-16 and 16-17 is presented in a snapshot. The 2015-17 National research Infrastructure Census...

  4. Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)

    Created: 24 September 2014  |  Last modified: 30 April 2015

    This document describes the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility.

  5. Australia’s national research infrastructure is responding to COVID-19

    Created: 18 September 2020

    Australia’s national research infrastructure is responding to COVID-19

  6. Information Sheet- Australian Animal Health Labs

    Created: 24 September 2014

    This document describes the Australian Animal Health Labs (AAHL) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  7. Information Sheet- Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF)

    Created: 24 September 2014

    This document describes the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  8. Information Sheet- Groundwater

    Created: 24 September 2014  |  Last modified: 30 April 2015

    This document describes the Groundwater Infrastructure Research Operational Support National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  9. Information Sheet- Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIA)

    Created: 24 September 2014

    This document describes the Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIA) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  10. Information Sheet- National Deuteration Facility (NDF)

    Created: 24 September 2014  |  Last modified: 30 April 2015

    This document describes the National Deuteration Facility (NDF) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  11. Information Sheet- Nuclear Science Facilities (NSF)- Bragg Institute

    Created: 24 September 2014  |  Last modified: 30 April 2015

    This document describes the Nuclear Science Facilities (NSF) - Bragg Institute National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility.

  12. Information Sheet- Translating Health Discovery (THD)

    Created: 24 September 2014

    This document describes the Translating Health Discovery (THD) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facility

  13. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Evaluation Report 2010

    Created: 26 November 2013

    The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Evaluation Report 2010 includes the key findings of assessment of the NCRIS program from a stakeholder survey and...

  14. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Programme Guidelines 2015-16

    Created: 14 May 2015

    These programme guidelines for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) include funding allocations to the 27 critical facilities that have been...

  15. National Research Infrastructure Census Report 2017-18

    Created: 21 January 2020

    National Research Infrastructure Census Report 2017-18

  16. NCRIS 2018 Guidelines

    Created: 24 May 2017  |  Last modified: 25 June 2018

    Following the release of the Government's Research Infrastructure Investment Plan, the Minister for Education and Training approved the NCRIS 2018 Guidelines on 31 May 2018....

  17. NCRIS Projects 2017- Funding allocations

    Created: 24 May 2017

    Allocation of NCRIS funding to facilities and projects from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019

  18. NCRIS projects review- over arching report

    Created: 27 August 2015

    Report to the department on review conducted by KPMG on the NCRIS projects....

  19. NRI Census 2017-18 Report Snapshot

    Created: 21 January 2020

    A snapshot of key elements from the 2017-18 National Research Infrastructure census report

  20. Status report on the NCRIS eResearch capability- summary

    Created: 11 August 2015

    Summary of the report to the department on the status of national eResearch infrastructure in Australia, funded under National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy ...