2021 Roadmap Consultation Reports

Consultations for the 2021 NRI Roadmap have included workshops, community reviews, a national survey, and online brainstorms (Ideas Jams) with the research community and its stakeholders. More than 3,000 people have contributed to the discussion, including stakeholders in government, industry, academia and research. Summary reports capture selected highlights from the large-scale consultations that were a feature of the 2021 NRI Roadmap.

Executive Summary: 2021 NRI Roadmap Survey

The 2021 NRI Roadmap survey collected more than 90,000 individual responses to questions from a broad range of stakeholders. The Executive Summary presents some key findings, or you can read the full report here.

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Summary Report: 2021 NRI Roadmap Survey

The 2021 NRI Roadmap survey provided wide-ranging insights into how the NRI is being used now, how it is perceived by stakeholders, and how it can evolve to address future needs, trends and challenges. The full report incorporates the previously released Industry Findings report.

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Executive Summary: Ideas Jam on ‘Enabling better collaboration with industry’

Close to 500 stakeholders took part in an Ideas Jam to brainstorm approaches to enabling better collaboration between industry and research. The Executive Summary presents highlights from the Ideas Jam, or you can read the full report here.

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Summary Report: Ideas Jam on ‘Enabling better collaboration with industry’

The Ideas Jam sought ideas on how to improve access, co-operation, co-ordination, visibility and protections between research and industry. This report explores some of the highest ranking ideas, and most common themes.

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2021 Roadmap Consultation Resources

The 2021 Roadmap Team has made a range of resources available to stakeholders to support their informed participation in the 2021 Roadmap Consultations.

Issues paper: Industry Engagement

The 2021 Roadmap Team produced an Issues Paper on Industry Engagement to help stimulate discussion in the Ideas Jam on Enabling better collaboration with industry.

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Discussion paper: Precision Measurement Scoping Study

A discussion paper on providing a multifaceted platform for precision measurement research and its translation into industry.

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Discussion paper: National Environmental Prediction System (NEPS) Scoping Study

A discussion paper on providing organisational infrastructure for the synchronisation of environmental research for predictive purposes.

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2016 Roadmap Reports

In 2016, an Expert Working Group led by Dr Alan Finkel AO, then Australia’s Chief Scientist, consulted with the research community nationally to develop a set of recommendations for Australia’s ongoing support of national research infrastructure. These consultations were the starting point for a number of important reports and plans.

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The final report on national research infrastructure priorities identified in the 2016 Roadmap.

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Facilities for the Future: Underpinning Australia’s Research and Innovation

The Government’s 2018 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan responded to the priorities of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

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2020 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan

Documenting the Government’s support for national research Infrastructure facilities, and its investment in the emerging research priorities identified in the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

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