Our Strategy

Building and delivering world-class infrastructure and expertise

We will deliver cutting-edge, versatile, and sustainable phenomics infrastructure to accelerate discovery and translation.

Collaborating for research excellence

We will partner to deliver innovative research outcomes; to advance our understanding of health and disease and to inform next-generation healthcare and clinical practice.

Advocating and partnering for impact

We will reaffirm Phenomics Australia as a thought-leader and influencer within the research and policy landscape.


Invest in national-scale services and expertise to promote collaboration and address unmet research demands.

  • Established Infrastructure
  • Disease Modelling
  • Australian Health Priorities
  • Clinical Functional Genomics
  • Support Model
  • Phenotyping Support
  • Service R&D
  • Identify the developing needs of clinicians and researchers.
  • Review our services to identify development opportunities and potential service improvements.
  • Maintain established Phenomics Australia capabilities as research-relevant and state of the art.
  • Identify new partnerships and investments to expand our national services for in vitro (non-animal) modelling
  • Explore potential support for genome-engineered non-mammalian models.
  • Align and partner with focussed health initiatives to address emerging health priorities.
  • Develop a dedicated funding mechanism to support priority health research.
  • Promote connection between clinicians, patients and researchers to encourage co-design of projects investigating rare diseases and genetic conditions.

  • Serve the infrastructure needs necessary to enable the Australian clinical functional genomics pipeline.
  • Develop and deploy a more complete and flexible range of investment options to allow Phenomics Australia to provide broader support for Australian research.
  • Investigate deepening and broadening our support capacity for phenotyping and affiliated expansion of data and bio-banking services.
  • Establish a dedicated support mechanism for service delivery and technology research and development.
  • Identify suitable new investments in potential next-generation services.


Foster new strategic relationships and partnerships.

  • Medical Research Future Fund
  • Government & Industry
  • A National Presence
  • Contribute to the development and rollout of MRFF policy and grant initiatives.
  • Prioritise organisational partnerships with MRFF missions.
  • Establish Phenomics Australia as a partner of choice for relevant MRFF infrastructure needs.
  • Engage directly with the NHMRC to formalise our involvement in grant applications as providers of supporting infrastructure.
  • Engage with applicants early during the grant preparation phase to maximise the impact of project outcomes.

  • Maximally leverage our funding to provide valuable capacity for continuous development and expansion of services. 
  • Explore additional partnerships with state governments and industry,  and take advantage of common strategic priorities.
  • Establish a linked NCRIS co-ordinated Australian Therapeutic Pipeline, to streamline and accelerate translation of medical research.
  • Maximise the translational potential of NCRIS enabled research.
  • Enable a system to pro-actively advise & chaperone research projects to navigate NCRIS-supported infrastructure.
  • Leverage resources with health-focussed NCRIS facilities, bringing together diverse technical skills.
  • Consider research data inter-connectivity.
  • Establish new partnerships in additional locations broadening accessibility to researchers and improving service delivery.
  • Identify local opportunities for further collaboration, partnership, and co-investment.


Develop and activate a renewed communications and engagement strategy.

  • Cutting-edge Services
  • Specialist Expertise
  • Pathways to Impact
  • Launch a refreshed website as a centre of information to build awareness and engage stakeholders. This will prioritise service details and access instructions.
  • Broaden awareness within the research community to ensure that all researchers requiring our assistance know how to access it.
  • Actively promote the capabilities and expertise of our team.
  • Making clear to current and potential users the full value proposition of partnering with Phenomics Australia including the benefits of early input on experimental design.
  • Establish effective channels and processes of information and data gathering.
  • Identify and track key impacts to demonstrate the significance of our contribution to research excellence and healthcare in Australia.
  • Support direct early contact with stakeholders and decision makers to clearly communicate impacts.


Develop a phenomics data strategy.

  • Data Audit
  • Collaborative Data Services
  • F.A.I.R Data
  • Identify the varied data storage, access and analysis requirements of our users, and how these needs should be met.
  • Improve reliability, reproducibility, value and interconnectivity with other health related research initiatives with a concerted approach to data acquisition and management.
  • Establish partnerships with specialist NCRIS data service providers to effectively identify and develop value-adding phenomics data services of use to researchers.
  • Working with our users, we will develop a F.A.I.R. data policy as an important aspect of our operation as an NCRIS funded facility.
  • Ensure that research data outputs that we support are made more valuable and available. 


Identify operational efficiencies and internal process improvements.

  • Independent Scientific Advice
  • Staff Development
  • Establish a channel to gain expert independent insights on longer-term research trends, developments and infrastructure needs allowing us to quickly adapt and provide the most valuable capabilities for our users.
  • Encourage staff professional development through formal training and or travel that will benefit our operations and service delivery.

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Phenomics Australia Feedback Form

Phenomics Australia (formerly the Australian Phenomics Network, APN) offers consolidated infrastructure and expertise supporting genomic medicine and biomedical research from discovery through into early clinical development and evaluation.

Phenomics Australia is a founding capability enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). We would love to hear from you!

Please feel free to provide any ideas or general comments you might have so that we can further improve how Phenomics Australia can support you.

Phenomics Australia PHENOMENA News Contribution

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