Exciting news from AURIN! We are delighted to announce that our National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Research Infrastructure Investment Plan (RIIP) funding application has been submitted and is currently under review. This is a significant milestone for our organisation, and we are grateful to our partners for their support in this endeavour.
Preparation of the NCRIS funding application is a complex and time-consuming task, and we are proud of the hard work that our team has put into it. This year’s submission included more than two dozen letters of support from individuals and organisations across academia, government, and industry, all of whom share our vision and are committed to partnering with us to support research that delivers a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for all Australians.
We are grateful to our partners for their kind words of support. Telstra notes that increased use of data and analytics will drive innovation and improve citizen outcomes, benefiting the industry and the Australian economy as a whole. Geoscape highlights that the reach of the AURIN network will enable trusted national location data to be available to address challenges in an efficient and effective manner. ARUP sees a strong alignment between AURIN and their work in investing time, effort, and resources into the data that underpins the measurement and study of cities, and we look forward to collaborating with them. The Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) welcomes our interest in including relevant BITRE and BCARR datasets in AURIN’s national research infrastructure, particularly the Motor Vehicle census collection. BITRE will provide us with detailed confidentialised data extracts from their annual Motor Vehicle censuses as they become available. A great example of high value, hard to get data made accessible to Australia researchers through AURIN.
We have also recently launched our strategic plan for 2023-2028, which showcases our vision for the future of AURIN. Over the next five years AURIN will align its objectives with priorities identified for the National Reconstruction Fund to address the challenges set up in the NCRIS Roadmap 2021. In particular, AURIN will provide crucial datasets and critical digital infrastructure to researchers and analysts focusing their work on the challenges of climate change, energy transition, and demographic transformation. You can access the strategic plan here.
We are excited to continue working with our partners towards our common goals and look forward to the potential opportunities that may arise from this funding application. Thank you again to our partners for their support, and we remain committed to delivering the best possible research outcomes for our communities.
Here is a list of friends and supporters of AURIN who provided letters of support:
City of Melbourne | Cancer Council Queensland | Geoscape | The University of Western Australia | ARUP | Australian Catholic University | The Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration | Domain Holdings Australia Limited | DSpark | Flinders University | Greater Cities Commission | Michele Acuto | Nextspace | NVIDIA | Open Corridor | UWA-PATREC | QCIF | Queensland University of Technology | Regional Australia Institute | RMIT University | Robyn Schofield | Swinburne University of Technology | Telstra | UNSW | The University of Melbourne | The University of Queensland | The University of Sydney