Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) Planning Process
CRIS overview (further detail is provided here)
The Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) is a scheme recently established by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. The scheme will provide $60 million (redirected from other research block grants) to support the operation of critical national, collaborative research infrastructure facilities up to 31 December 2014.
Applications for funding under CRIS are due by COB Friday 2nd November 2012.
CRIS Application Form and Process (further detail is provided here)
The CRIS application form can be downloaded here.
IMOS Process and Timetable
IMOS (through UTAS) is eligible to apply for CRIS funding and intends to submit an application. This will cover the 12 months from July 2013 to June 2014, and an additional six months to December 2014.
The IMOS office will develop the application in consultation with Operators/Facilities, and will seek input from the Node Steering Committee and approval from the IMOS Advisory Board.
All queries about the CRIS process should be directed to the IMOS Director (tim.moltmann(at)imos.org.au) or the IMOS Project Manager (jo.neilson(at)utas.edu.au)
The timetable for application development, approval and submission can be found here.
IMOS CRIS updates can be downloaded here.
NCRIS Funding Agreement and Project Plan
The IMOS Funding Agreement between DEST and UTAS, May 2007.
To download click here.
EIF Funding Agreement and Project Plan
The IMOS Funding Agreement between DIISR and UTAS, 2010
The EIF Project Plan was submitted to DIISR on 26th February 2010. The Project Plan was accepted by DIISR in April 2010.
To download the Final EIF Project Plan click here.
In support of this document each Facilitly provided an individual Project Plan. To download these click on the Facility name below.
Ships of Opportunity (SOOP)
Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS)
IMOS EIF Planning Process
Following the Budget announcement in May 2009, the University of Tasmania signed a contract with DIISR by June 24, including the Interim IMOS EIF Project Plan for $8M in 2009/10 and a requirement to develop a final plan covering the full $52M plus co-investment by 28 February 2010. To view the Milestones and steps to achieve this please click here.
Science and Implementation Plans
Updated April 2011
The IMOS Five Year Strategy was developed during late 2009 as part of the EIF Planning Process. It is being redeveloped into a Decadal Strategy (2011-20) in line with Strategic Roadmapping for Australia's Research Infrastructure. A draft IMOS Decadal Strategy is now available for comment.
After consultation with the IMOS community and stakeholders it will be approved by the Advisory Board in September 2011.
2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure
During 2011, a Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure will be developed to inform future decisions on where Australia should make strategic infrastructure investments to further develop its research capacity and improve research outcomes over the next five to ten years.
The 2011 Roadmap aims to consider new and emerging areas of research which may require different types of infrastructure in the future, and determine whether the current mix of Capability areas continues to meet researchers' needs.
The indicative timeframe [PDF 10KB] outlines the key points in the process and highlights the opportunities for input by stakeholders.
The 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure Discussion Paper [PDF 1.5MB] has been released for comment. The purpose of the Discussion Paper is to seek feedback from stakeholders and the wider research community on the views expressed by the Expert Working Groups and to canvass additional feedback on the research infrastructure requirements to support excellent research and innovation outcomes into the future.
IMOS response to the Discussion Paper
We can now provide a copy of the IMOS response to the Strategic Roadmap Discussion Paper. Thanks to those who read earlier drafts and provided comment.
DIISR, supported by the Expert Working Groups, will now consider comments received and turn the Discussion Paper into an Exposure Draft which will be made available for feedback in the week commencing 6th June.
In addition to the IMOS response, the IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, worked with the Directors of TERN, ALA and AuSCOPE to develop a joint response on coastal zone issues raised in the Discussion Paper.
Annual Business Plans
NCRIS Annual Business Plans
2007/08 Annual Business Plan accepted by DEST on 30 November 2007.
2008/09 Annual Business Plan accepted by DEST on 12 June 2008.
2009/10 Annual Business Plan accepted by DIISR on 30 June 2009.
2010/11 Annual Business Plan accepted by DIISR on 25 June 2010.
EIF Annual Business Plans
2010/11 EIF Annual Business Plan accepted by DIISR on 21 May 2010.
2011/12 EIF Annual Business Plan accepted by DIISR on 6 July 2011.
2012/13 EIF Annual Business Plan accepted by DIISRTE on 30 May 2012.
NCRIS-EIF-CRIS Annual Business Plans
2013/14 Annual Business Plan accepted by DIICCSRTE on 16 May 2013