National Research Infrastructure

As Australia's national university, we are committed to the development and provision of national-scale and high-impact research infrastructure for Australian researchers, students and partners. World-class research infrastructure is critical to Australia's capacity to undertake world-leading research, attract international talent, and transform the future economy of Australia. 

The ANU is strongly connected to the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), which contributes to the delivery of world-class research. ANU hosts the National Computational Infrastructure, Australian Earth System Simulator, and headquarters for the Heavy Ion Accelerators and Phenomics Australia capabilities. 

Additionally, the University is engaged with the majority of NCRIS capabilities as a node or partner. 4 The Australian National University ANU also serves as the coordinating office for Australian participation in a number of international scientific endeavours, including the Giant Magellan Telescope, the International Ocean Discovery Program, and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

The Australian Earth-System Simulator National Research Infrastructure (NRI) provides a computer modelling framework to support Australia’s Earth System research.

AuScope is Australia’s provider of research infrastructure to the national geoscience community working on fundamental geoscience questions and grand challenges — climate change, natural resources security and natural hazards — for the common good, into the future.

ARDC accelerates Australian research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. We partner with the research community and industry to build leading-edge digital research infrastructure to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data.

Bioplatforms Australia supports Australian Life science research by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. The Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF) is the ANU service node.

The project operates world-leading particle accelerators for a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications. Our ANU node Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) supports fundamental and applied science, including nuclear physics, astrophysics, medical physics, resource extraction, environmental science and space radiation.

We are a consortium of university-based microscopy facilities united by values of collaboration, accessibility, excellence and innovation. Jointly, the CAM and the CT lab form the ANU Advanced Imaging Precinct (AIP), a Microscopy Australia facility node.

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s most highly-integrated supercomputer and filesystems, Australia’s highest performance research cloud, and one of the nation’s largest data catalogues—all supported by an expert team.

Providing world-class infrastructure and expertise, collaborating for research excellence, and advocating and partnering for impact, Phenomics Australia will drive the discovery of the molecular basis of disease to benefit the health of all Australians.

APPF provides leading edge plant phenomics research infrastructure, technologies, services, tools and expertise in sensing, imaging and analytics. The ANU node of APPF provides access to a range of plant phenomics equipment and expertise in certified quarantine and GM facilities.

Our facilities within ANU Department of Electronic Materials Engineering and the Laser Physics Centre house state-of-the-art equipment that enables research in the development and fabrication of micro/nano-photonic related devices, photonic crystals and waveguides, primarily focused on III-V compound semi-conductor materials.