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Cover photo of the 2016 Australian National Research Infrastructure Roadmap: a ~ 2.4 billion year old pyrite grain (FeS2)

Australian national roadmap for research infrastructure

On 12 May 2017, the Australian Government has released a comprehensive roadmap outlining the research infrastructure priorities essential for building Australian research excellence into the future. The full document is available here

It makes 9 key recommendations, including the implementation of a coordinated approach to international engagement and the adoption of nine focus areas:

• Digital Data and eResearch Platforms
• Platforms for Humanities, Arts and Social Science
• Characterisation
• Advanced Fabrication and Manufacturing
• Advanced Physics and Astronomy
• Earth and Environmental Systems
• Biosecurity
• Complex Biology
• Therapeutic Development.