Over the last few months the Expert Working Group (EWG) has been in the information-gathering stage. This has included meetings with representatives from current NCRIS facilities, state and territory chief scientists and other stakeholders.
Some of the key themes that have emerged in discussions to date include:
- the underpinning capability provided by the storage, access, integration and curation of data, and the role of high performance computing
- the need to capitalise on our strong capabilities in imaging and sensing, and modelling, simulation and prediction
- the ways that NRI can contribute to the achievement of strategic national objectives and development of sovereign capability, as well as attracting high quality international collaboration
- the role of NRI in supporting industry engagement has also been raised regularly, as well as the importance of effective governance arrangements and business planning
- ensuring that Australia has the necessary skills and expertise to operate highly specialised technical equipment.
The EWG will continue to consult with the community to ensure a variety of views are considered in the development of the Roadmap.
The next stage of the project will focus on targeted consultations, as well as engaging with the broader community on particular topics through mechanisms such as Ideas Jams, discussion papers and the release of an exposure draft for public submissions.
The EWG welcomes your views and encourages you to subscribe and participate in the consultations. The ability of the Roadmap to support a strong and vibrant national research infrastructure system is vital for Australia’s future.