Every five years, the Australian Government consolidates and renews its policy approach to national research infrastructure 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 Roadmap will inform the 2022 and 2024 investment plans.
For the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, we have designed a consultation process that will be delivered online.
You will have opportunities to provide your input to the 2021 Roadmap development using the online consultation process including online brainstorms (Ideas Jams) and facilitated conversations.
Consultations will focus on how National Research Infrastructure (NRI) is used, what will be needed from NRI into the future, and emerging trends, challenges and opportunities for NRI.
Insights gained from consultations will inform development of the Exposure Draft for the 2021 Roadmap. You will have an opportunity to share your feedback on the Exposure Draft after it has been released.
Other inputs to the 2021 Roadmap include scoping studies undertaken following the 2016 Roadmap, strategic papers that have been produced by government, industry and research organisations in Australia, and papers and input regarding research infrastructure initiatives from overseas.
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