The ARDC is pleased to announce that the Australian government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program, has committed to a $72m cash injection into capital research infrastructure over the next 5 years. A high-level Capital Implementation Plan has been developed primarily for aligning the investment priorities with the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
The newly acquired funding is part of the 2018-19 budget announcement stating a $1.9b National Research Infrastructure (NRI) investment to 2028-29. This funding complements the ongoing annual NCRIS commitment of $150m announced in 2015.
This further investment will ensure researchers have the cutting-edge equipment, services and infrastructure to keep Australia on the forefront of research globally.
Interim Executive Director of the ARDC, Richard Northam said “The investment represents a significant and much needed injection of funding that will position Australian researchers extremely well from both a national and global perspective.”
The funding will enable the ARDC to develop stable, reliable, and secure programs providing the ability to leverage current NCRIS investments.
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