Executive Summary and Additional Background Information

The Annual Business Plan (ABP) has been developed for the 2018/19 financial period, within the context of the next 5 years. The plan addresses challenges presented in the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, as well as consolidate and maintain continuity of the historical accomplishments of ANDS, Nectar and RDS.

The ABP is a high level document as requested by the Department of Education and Training. It does not specify specific allocations to programs.

The ABP provides a high level overview of the following topics:

  • General Approach
  • Existing Activities
  • Capital Infrastructure
  • Sustained Infrastructure and Services
  • Trusted Data, Collections and Repositories
  • Virtual Laboratory Partnerships
  • Infrastructure Interoperability
  • Skilled Workforce
  • International Engagement
  • Policy Framework
  • NRDC Establishment, Planning and Agility

Note: the ARDC was referred to as the NRDC at time of submission.

Annual Business Plan

A subsequent Implementation Plan is currently under development and will describe in more detail how each program will be executed.  Priority areas and budget allocations will be addressed in this document.

Information regarding capital investment planning can be found here.

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