National Research Infrastructure Roadmap: Terms of reference

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:

  • consult with the research community, the university sector, public and private research institutes, research funders, state and territory governments, peak organisations, existing facility operators, publicly funded research agencies, international organisations, federal government agencies and importantly users of research such as industry and business.
  • provide stakeholders and the community more broadly with the opportunity to provide feedback on a draft 2016 Roadmap.

Please direct any inquires on the roadmap process to:

You can download the Terms of Reference as a pdf.