National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

NCRIS is designed to provide Australia’s research sector with on-going access to high-quality, operational research infrastructure facilities and supports collaboration between the research sector, industry and government in Australia to conduct world-class research. This will ensure that Australian research continues to be competitive and rank highly on an international scale.

Since 2004, the Australian Government has invested over $2.5 billion in the strategy which has enabled over 30,000 researchers to access world leading equipment and facilities. The network consists of 13 capabilities and 27 active projects, employs over 1,500 technical experts, researchers and facility managers in 222 institutions.