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Planning for the future APPF

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  • Consultative survey - key insights

    Over the summer period 2020/21, we ran an online consultative campaign that included a survey, ideas wall and chat space. The primary aim was to seek input from you, our research stakeholders, to be fed into the development of the next National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, and the APPF’s own plans for our future. We asked about current interests and drivers across plant and agricultural science in Australia. We included questions of the efficacy of existing research infrastructure available to Australian researchers and industry to meet their current needs, and we asked about future trends and infrastructure requirements to facilitate and accelerate innovation in plant phenomics and agricultural science more broadly. A summary of the survey results has been saved to Key Documents. Have a read and start a discussion in the Chat Space.

  • Stakeholder engagement workshops begin

    The next National Research Infrastructure Roadmap and subsequent Investment Plan will dictate investment into publicly funded research infrastructure beyond 2023. This is through NCRIS, the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be engaging with key stakeholders to ensure investment in our infrastructure, capabilities and services best aligns with the needs of the research community and industry, and that we identify new opportunities and partnerships.

    We believe the APPF has a critical, ongoing and potentially expanded role into the future within NCRIS and will undertake a series of 'deep dive' workshops around the country.

  • New tools and a new paradigm for research discussion paper

    Scientific research was once limited by lack of data due to cost or technical complexities in its acquisition. Now we can measure the world in high resolution through time enables a fundamental shift in how we can undertake science and research. However, data interoperability, data discovery, and tools for interacting and analysing complex data all present challenges, and solving them will be essential. However, we still lack the tools for easily working with data that is multi-layer, high complexity, high dimensionality, and high time and spatial resolution. In short, our research community needs the equivalent of an ‘Office suite’ of tools that would let us make the best use of these data, and training to confidently embrace using them.

    Read the paper in Key Documents