Every five years, the Australian Government consolidates and renews its policy approach to national research infrastructure (NRI) investment by engaging the research community and its stakeholders in the development of a strategic roadmap.
Every two years, the Government releases a Research Infrastructure Investment Plan to support the Roadmap’s vision and ensure investment reflects ongoing technological developments. The 2021 NRI Roadmap will inform the 2022 and 2024 investment plans.
Consultations for the 2021 NRI Roadmap began in February 2021. They included a national survey which was completed by nearly 3,000 respondents and provided almost 90,000 answers to questions about how NRI is used now, and how it can address future trends, needs and challenges.
Consultations have also included:
- meetings and workshops with the research community and its stakeholders
- community reviews of Scoping Study Discussion Papers
- Ideas Jams about building optimisation, resilience and transformation into NRI over the next decade, and about how to enable better collaboration with industry
- publication of an Exposure Draft for consideration by the research community and stakeholders.