ANFF is cornerstone of Australian R&D, but we don’t operate alone. This page contains information about like-minded organisations that can help to support your projects.

If you’re an ANFF client and would like an introduction to any of the groups mentioned on this page, get in touch and we’d be delighted to help you find the right person for what you need.

NCRIS Organisations

The Australian National Fabrication Facility is funded by NCRIS, we are one of 22 funded organisations, plus pilot programs, founded to provide the R&D community with specialist services through open access to research infrastructure and expertise.

Each organisation provides a different set of skills and tools, if one of them could help you either contact them directly or let us know and we’ll put you in touch.

You can also find out more about NCRIS on our About us page or on their website.

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL)

2 offices, Melbourne (hosted by Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn) and Sydney (hosted by Macquarie University). Canberra office coming soon.

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is a non-profit organisation, whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical capability. We work with observatories, infrastructure providers, astronomers, and the Australian Government to advance the goals in the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan 2016–2025.
https://astronomyaustralia.org.au/

Area of Expertise:

Facilitators to best astronomical infrastructure

AuScope

25 key sites across all Australian States and Territories

AuScope is Australia’s provider of specialist research tools, data, services, expertise and leadership to Earth and geospatial scientists to help address Australia’s grand challenges including climate change, natural resource security and natural hazards.
auscope.org.au

Area of Expertise:

Earth imaging, Earth modelling, Materials Characterisation, Positioning, Data Science, (Open) Data Management, Software Development, Outreach

Australian Access Federation

179 Turbot st, Brisbane 4000

Established in 2009, the Australian Access Federation (AAF) is Australia’s identity federation and part of a global network of over 61 federations around the world. The AAF is a vital part of the Australian eResearch infrastructure landscape enabling safe and secure exchange of information between education and research institutions both locally and internationally.
aaf.edu.au/

Area of Expertise:

Security, authentication, access and technology.

Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS)

Located at ANSTO's Lucas Heights Campus, Sydney, NSW

ANSTO’s ACNS uses beams of neutrons from the OPAL reactor to support scientists and industry to solve complex questions and problems. Neutron scattering enables research into areas of national importance including health, food and materials engineering, among many other fields.
ansto.gov.au/acns

Area of Expertise:

Neutron scattering

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

Located across Australia with nodes at ANU, CSIRO and UoA

APPF delivers world-leading plant phenomics infrastructure, technologies, tools and expertise that underpins innovative plant phenomics research to accelerate the development of new and improved crops, healthier food and more sustainable agricultural practice.
plantphenomics.org.au

Area of Expertise:

Field and controlled environment phenotyping, data management

Australian Research Data Commons

Located at 9 host institutions around Australia

The ARDC provides Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data. We accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets.
ardc.edu.au/

Area of Expertise:

Digital research, data management

Bioplatforms Australia

17 locations across Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth

Bioplatforms Australia is a non-profit organisation that supports Australian Life science research by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. This is made possible through investment funding provided by the Commonwealth Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
bioplatforms.com/

Area of Expertise:

Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Synthetic Biology

Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS)

Located at ANSTO's Lucas Heights Campus, Sydney, NSW

ANSTO’s CAS provides access to ion-beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry for ultra-sensitive sample characterisation, dating, materials modification and irradiation to researchers and industry, supporting a wide range of research and innovation in areas such as advanced materials development and climate science
ansto.gov.au/cas

Area of Expertise:

Accelerator science and technology

Integrated Marine Observing System

IMOS infrastructure is operated by 11 Australian marine research institutions, with over 50 different Facilities around the country.

IMOS operates a wide range of observing equipment throughout Australia’s vast and valuable coastal and open ocean estate. IMOS makes all of its data available to the marine and climate science community, other stakeholders and users and international collaborators.
imos.org.au/

Area of Expertise:

Ocean observing data

Microscopy Australia

9 sites across: Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Microscopy Australia provides instruments and expertise in electron, light and scanning probe microscopy, ion and atom probes, X-ray techniques and more, to all Australian researchers, in academia and industry. Enabling research excellence at nine facilities around Australia through NCRIS.
micro.org.au

Area of Expertise:

Microscopy services

National Computational Infrastructure

One central facility in Canberra, accessible to users from anywhere in the world.

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI Australia) is Australia’s leading high-performance research data and supercomputing organisation, providing expert services to benefit all domains of science, government and industry.
nci.org.au/

Area of Expertise:

Supercomputing, Big data

National Deuteration Facility

Located at ANSTO's Lucas Heights Campus, Sydney, NSW

ANSTO’s NDF, Australia’s only molecular deuteration facility, enables scientists and industry to understand the structure and interactions of molecules at the nanoscale in complex chemical and biological systems using many characterisation techniques through access to specialised research infrastructure and deuteration expertise
ansto.gov.au/ndf

Area of Expertise:

Chemical and biological deuteration

National Imaging Facility

13 nodes across: Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

The National Imaging Facility (NIF) is Australia’s advanced imaging network, enabling imaging science to unlock solutions to major challenges. NIF provides open access to flagship imaging equipment, expertise, tools, data and analysis to address Australia’s strategic science and research priorities.
anif.org.au/

Area of Expertise:

Advanced imaging

Phenomics Australia

17 locations across Australia: Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane

Phenomics Australia is a forward-thinking research infrastructure provider enabling research discovery and high-impact healthcare outcomes in precision medicine. We offer specialised infrastructure, research services and technical expertise dedicated to advancing our fundamental understanding of health and disease, and enabling next-generation innovations in healthcare and therapeutic development to benefit all Australians.
phenomicsaustralia.org.au/

Area of Expertise:

Precision Medicine

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