The new National Research Infrastructure plan will need to include directions
A 3000-response survey to inform the Roadmap makers identifies research areas to pursue, the kit required and how it can best be used for a world which Education Minister Alan Tudge says “has changed significantly” since the 2016 version (CMM June 1).
People surveyed expect trends, needs and challenges to be in health research and therapeutics, imaging (mainly medical and environmental), human capital, data storage, astronomy/space and computing access/infrastructure.
There’s also an issue NRI organisations need to address. Of the 30 per cent of survey respondents who do not interact with it now half aren’t engaged because they did not know the NRI exists.