IMOS is an initiative of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
Operator = A research organisation which will be sub-contracted to do part of the IMOS work, provides cash and/or in-kind resources and will own and operate designated assets or provide services to IMOS
Co-investor = An organisation (in addition to the Operators) which has formally advised it will contribute cash and/or in-kind resources to IMOS
Collaborating Institution = An organisation which has an interest in and/or provides support to the IMOS activities, but does not formally provide cash and/or in-kind resources.
International programs = International activities and observing programs which IMOS contributes to and activities which provide support to IMOS.
Other NCRIS capabilities= Through NCRIS, the Government is providing $542 million over 2005-2011 to provide researchers with major research facilities, supporting infrastructure and networks necessary for world-class research. Other NCRIS projects are listed here.