The Exposure Draft has been published in full on the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap website, accompanied by a set of targeted questions for you to respond to online.
The feedback you provide will be shared with the Expert Working Group and will guide the delivery of the final 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. The NRI Roadmap aims to provide a roadmap and vision for NRI investment for the next 5 to 10 years.
The Exposure Draft will be open for feedback until 5 pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 22 December 2021.
While Phenomics Australia primarily serves the health and biomedical domain (see section 3.3) as a national facility supporting pre-clinical and clinical research, it is also relevant to
– Food and Beverage (section 3.2), also known as Agriculture/Biosecurity, and the stated need for biocontainment facilities for pathogen research, including PC4 labs.
– Environment and Climate (section 3.7), e.g. pest control through genetic engineering.
– Frontier Technologies and Modern Manufacturing (section 3.8), e.g. Omics facilities.
Get in contact with us to share thoughts and develop key points if you would like to contribute to a collective (or develop an individual) response to the draft Roadmap.
Consultation is open and submissions are invited to briefly answer the following questions:
– Are the recommendations appropriate to the current NRI environment?
– Do the principles articulate the vision and key elements required of NRI, including investment?
– The NRI Roadmap has a clear focus on identifying the NRI investments required to support Australian research over the next 5 to 10 years. Are there any national research infrastructure needs missing in the draft Roadmap?
– A key priority for Australia is to enhance research translation. The 2021 NRI Roadmap identifies some reforms and investments to achieve this. What other reforms would help deliver this priority?
– The Roadmap proposes that Australia could make landmark investments to drive step changes in research and innovation over the next 10 to 15 years. Do you agree with the assessment of potential areas for investment in the report? What other areas do you consider might fit the definition of landmark investment?”
The 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (Roadmap) sets the strategic direction and vision for Australian national research infrastructure (NRI) over the next five to ten years. As the key policy document addressing Australia’s NRI requirements, the 2021 Roadmap provides guidance to the government on actions that will enable researchers to maintain excellence, increase innovation and address emerging challenges. It continues the important trajectory of previous roadmaps and reflects on the substantial contribution of our current NRI to Australia’s research and innovation system.