Infrastructure projects funded by NCRIS
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Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL)

This company supports a range of projects to ensure that Australian astronomers stay internationally competitive and have access to the best Australian and overseas astronomical research infrastructure. 

Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)

This project is a national database which enables researchers and other users to find, access, combine, and visualise data on Australian plants and animals.


This project has developed a world-class infrastructure system for earth sciences, including physical infrastructure to acquire and manage data, and software to develop models and simulations. 


Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (formerly Australian Animal Health Laboratory)

This project has upgraded physical containment facilities at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Victoria. This helps to ensure safe handling of animal diseases. 

Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS)

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) uses neutrons from Australia’s multi-purpose research reactor, OPAL, to solve complex research and industrial problems for external and internal users in merit based access and user pays programs. 

Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

This project enables users to process or manipulate hard materials (such as metal, semiconductors and ceramics) and soft materials (such as polymers) and transform these into structures that have application in sensors, pharmaceutical and medical devices and nano electronics. 

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF)

Phenomics Australia, formerly the Australian Phenomics Network (APN), is a forward-thinking research infrastructure provider enabling high-impact healthcare outcomes in precision and genomic medicine through openly-accessible and cutting-edge research services and technical expertise.

Australian Research Data Commons

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a transformational initiative that enables Australian researchers and the eResearch community access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data.

Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)

AURIN is a national collaborative network of leading researchers and data providers across the academic, government, and private sectors. We provide a one-stop online workbench with access to thousands of multidisciplinary datasets, from over 100 different data sources. 

Bioplatforms Australia (BPA)

This project provides services and scientific infrastructure in the specialist fields of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. 

Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS)

The Centre for Accelerator Science is a world-leading centre for ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry.

Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIA)

This project has achieved multiple upgrades and enhancements as part of its objectives; from the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility at the Department of Nuclear Physics to the Electronic Materials Engineering low-energy ion implanter. 


Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)

This national system for observing the ocean will help us to better understand climate change in Australia and improve our international collaboration and cooperation. 


Microscopy Australia

Microscopy Australia is a consortium of university-based microscopy facilities united by values of collaboration, accessibility, excellence and innovation. Each year, over 3,500 researchers from universities and industry use our instruments and expertise in facilities around Australia. Over 150,000 trainee microscopists around the world use our online training tools.


National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)

NCI is the leading provider of integrated high-performance data, storage and computing services to Australian science, government and industry. 

National Deuteration Facility (NDF)

This project has created Australia’s first biological and chemical deuteration facility. Deuteration is used for determining the role of molecules. Flyer.

National Imaging Facility (NIF)

The NIF has established a national network that provides state of the art imaging of animals, plants and materials for the Australian research community. 

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey)

This project has built a high performance computer which will prioritise research in geosciences and radio astronomy, and process data including that produced by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope. 


Phenomics Australia (Formerly the Australian Phenomics Network, APN)

The Australian Phenomics Network provides an extensive portfolio of integrated and forward-thinking infrastructure platforms to drive fundamental Genomic Medicine research and achieve these important healthcare outcomes.


Population Health Research Network (PHRN)

This project provides researchers with the ability to link de-identified population health data from a diverse and rich range of health data sets, across sectors and jurisdictions. This supports nationally and internationally significant population-level research that will improve health and wellbeing and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of health services. 


Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

This network enables ecosystem scientists to collect, contribute, store, share and integrate data across disciplines. It encourages collaboration and nationally consistent data. 


Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA)

Therapeutic Innovation Australia is a national consortium of translational research infrastructure. 
Through TIA, Australian researchers from the public and private sector can access a range of expertise and services to assist in the development of new therapeutic products.

Enabling Infrastructure
Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet)

AARNet is widely regarded as the founder of the Internet in Australia and renowned as the architect, builder and operator of world-class high speed low latency network infrastructure for research and education. 

Australian Access Federation (AAF)

AAF is Australia’s leading identity broker, enabling access to online resources for the Education and Research sector.