Infrastructure projects funded by NCRIS
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Plant Phenomics
Bioplatforms Australia
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 Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)

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. 


Microscopy Australia

This facility is a national grid of equipment, instrumentation and expertise in microscopy and microanalysis for widely used and cutting edge techniques, including optical, electron and X-ray techniques. Researchers in fields as diverse as biology, metallurgy, archaeology, engineering, energy and immunology have all benefitted from this facility. 


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 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. 


Phenomics Australia

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 Plant Phenomics Facility

This project measures the phenotype (physical attributes) of plants leading to the development of new and improved crops, healthier food, more sustainable agricultural practices, improved maintenance and regeneration of biodiversity and the use of crops to develop pharmaceuticals. 

Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF)

This project is a uniquely versatile plasma research facility and is the Australian focus of basic experimental research on magnetically confined plasma. This is important in developing fusion energy; a clean, virtually inexhaustible energy source that powers the sun and stars. 

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. 


The Groundwater Project has delivered six long-term groundwater monitoring sites with multiple bores and installations at each site. This will allow Australian groundwater resources to be evaluated against a background of continuing climate variability and oncoming climate change. 


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. 

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. 

ANSTO Nuclear Science Facilities

This project consists of two sub-projects; the Dingo, Bilby & Emu neutron beam instruments & Sample Environments projects at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering; and the Centre for Accelerator Science upgrade.

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. 


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. 


Translating Health Discovery (THD)

This project, managed by Therapeutic Innovation Australia Ltd (TIA), has two objectives; improving Australian capacity in translation of therapeutic discoveries into clinical applications and addressing the most pressing gaps in research infrastructure in the area of therapeutic development. A key strategy for achieving these is the Australian Therapeutic Pipeline, a national therapeutic development network supported by a suite of TIA initiatives 


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. 


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