The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap) will set out Australia’s long term research infrastructure needs and propose future areas of investment so that Australia continues to maintain its research excellence and increases innovation across the economy to the benefit of the nation.

The 2016 Roadmap, led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, has been established to provide advice to the Australian Government through the Ministers for Education and Training and Industry, Innovation and Science on future priorities for strategic investment in those key national research infrastructure capabilities that would support and develop Australia’s research capacity and underpin research and innovation outcomes over the next five to ten years.

The Chief Scientist will be assisted by an Expert Working Group in the development of the new 2016 Roadmap. The member list is available to download here as a pdf.

Consultation will be an important part of the process. The Chief Scientist leading the Expert Working Group will:

Please direct any inquires on the roadmap process to:

You can download the Terms of Reference as a pdf.