2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

Every five years, the Australian Government consolidates and renews its policy approach to national research infrastructure (NRI) investment by engaging the research community and its stakeholders in the development of a strategic roadmap.


The Roadmaps undertaken in 2011 and 2016 have resulted in a richly resourced infrastructure network, underpinning the safety and prosperity of the nation.


In 2021, the NRI Roadmap will engage stakeholders across a range of innovative online platforms to discuss and identify solutions for our most pressing questions:

  • How do we optimise the potential of our existing NRI?

  • How do we prepare our national research infrastructure to withstand crisis and catastrophe?

  • What research infrastructure will our research community need five to ten years from now?

An Expert Working Group has been assembled to steer the development of the 2021 NRI Roadmap. At the close of the Roadmap, the Expert Working Group will prepare a report for the Government providing context and perspectives on how the NRI can best be supported over the next five years and beyond.


How can you get involved in 2021 NRI Roadmap?

Now is the time to get involved if you wish to join TIA in thinking and talking about how we can optimise