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.
For the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, we have designed a consultation process that will be delivered mostly online, to pre-empt any issues with COVID-19 related border closures.
In June, almost 3,000 people responded to a preliminary survey, designed to gather insights into how researchers and other stakeholders are currently interacting with Australia’s NRI, what they need from it now and in the future, and what they see as the emerging trends and challenges.
In the months ahead, we will be running a series of facilitated meetings and online brainstorms to explore those needs and discuss how they might be addressed. These activities will inform the development of the 2021 Roadmap Exposure Draft.
Later in the year, we will be calling for feedback on the Exposure Draft via submissions uploaded to this website. The submissions portal will only be opened after the Exposure Draft is released.