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Strategic Roadmap 2011

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Strategic Roadmap 2011

The 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure (the Roadmap) identified 19 priority areas for investment in national, collaborative research infrastructure for 5 to 10 years (capability areas).

The capability areas were priorities because they were seen to produce research that contributes to economic development, innovation, social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and Australia's prosperity.

The development of the 2011 roadmap

The 2011 Roadmap was developed through a broad consultative process, under the leadership of the National Research Infrastructure Council. Six expert working groups provided specialist advice and helped develop the Roadmap.

Expert working group list of members

A total of 193 submissions were received in response to the 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure Discussion Paper. Submissions were also received in response to the Exposure Draft of the 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure.

The 3 key stages of the development process were:

  • March 2011 - a discussion paper was released for comment.
  • June 2011 - an exposure draft of the Roadmap was released for comment.
  • September 2011 - the final Roadmap was released.

Other roadmaps

The Strategic Roadmap 2008 informed the Super Science Initiative which was funded from the Education Investment Fund.

The Strategic Roadmap 2006 was supported by Australian Government funding under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

The Roadmaps were developed as a result of the 2004 National Research Infrastructure Taskforce Report.