The Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, is currently undertaking a review into research infrastructure capabilities in Australia. This process will develop a Roadmap that will guide future Commonwealth investment over the next decade. Submissions are currently being sought. AuScope would encourage any geoscientists or geospatial researchers that utilise research infrastructure or datasets to make submissions, due by September 9th 2016. If you would like assistance aligning the messages in your submission with those that AuScope has developed please contact Tim Rawling AuScope CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information follow the links below to the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training website.
In the National Innovation and Science Agenda the Government made a commitment to undertake a roadmap to identify Australia’s priority research infrastructure needs over the next five to ten years.
The Roadmap will be used to support future investment decisions that will ensure Australian researchers can access world class major national research infrastructure.
The 2016 Roadmap development will be led by the Chief Scientist for Australia, Dr Alan Finkel AO, supported by the Expert Working Group made up of eminent Australians with experience and knowledge of the research and innovation system. The Terms of Reference for the Expert Working Group and member details are now available.
The Expert Working Group has released the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper to support the development of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. If you would like a copy of the paper or wish to make a submission please visit the consultations page.
The consultations and submissions process will close on Friday 9th September 2016.
The 2016 Roadmap will be finalised by the end of the year and stakeholders will have opportunities to contribute to this important work. Updates on the roadmap will be posted on this web page.
Please direct any inquires on the roadmap process to: NationalRIRoadmap@education.gov.au
Information on previous research infrastructure roadmaps is also available.