National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) supports major research infrastructure to encourage collaboration between the research sector, industry and government in Australia to conduct world-class research.
NCRIS is designed to provide Australia’s research sector with on-going access to high-quality, operational research infrastructure facilities. This will ensure that Australian research continues to be competitive and rank highly on an international scale.
NCRIS was a seven year strategy from 2004-05 to 2010-11 with a budget of $542 million. For a list of infrastructure projects funded by NCRIS and other initiatives, go to funded research infrastructure projects.
As part of the 2013-14 Budget, the Australian Government announced additional funding for the renewal of NCRIS. The renewed NCRIS will provide $185.9 million from 2013-14 to 2014-15 to secure Australian researchers’ access to current major research facilities and the supporting infrastructure and networks necessary to undertake world-class research.
Guidelines for the renewed NCRIS |
Capability areas: priorities for investment
The NCRIS Committee identified 16 capability areas (priorities for investment in major research infrastructure) in the 2006 NCRIS Road Map.
In 2008 and 2011, the capability areas were reviewed and refined, and new areas were identified.
Read about the current capability areas in the 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure.
A 2010 evaluation found that the NCRIS model for funding medium to large scale research infrastructure is appropriate, effective and superior to previous models.
Read more about the NCRIS evaluation.
For more information email email@example.com or write to:
Research Infrastructure Branch
Department of Industry
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601