Infrastructure funded through the Strategic Science Investment Fund

The Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) Infrastructure supports infrastructure with high national benefits that will not emerge in the course of usual business because of the scale, complexity, long duration and multi-user nature of the investment.

Access to high quality research infrastructure is a critical input into excellent science. 

The SSIF allows for greater coordination and impact from this nationally critical infrastructure and currently funds:

  • Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand
  • Square Kilometre Array
  • Australian Synchrotron
  • National eScience Infrastructure
  • Research Vessel Tangaroa
  • Genomics Aotearoa
  • CRI Nationally Significant Collections and Databases
  • Enhanced Geohazards Monitoring.
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Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand operates a high-capacity, ultra high-speed national research and education network (NREN).

Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron is a world class scientific research facility located just outside of Melbourne.

National eScience Infrastructure

NeSI - New Zealand eScience Infrastructure - is New Zealand's computing research infrastructure.

Research Vessel Tangaroa

This page sets out the details of our contract with NIWA for the Research Vessel Tangaroa.

Genomics Aotearoa

This page sets out our contract with Genomics Aotearoa, a new consortium of New Zealand's leading researchers in genomics and bioinformatics.

Nationally Significant Collections and Databases

Scientific collections and databases comprise systematically collected groups of items or data that underpin a broad range of scientific research.

Enhanced Geohazards Monitoring

The Government is investing $19.5 million over 4 years in enhancing GeoNet to enable faster, more accurate and available science advice and warnings for major geological events.

Review of scientific collections and databases

We are currently reviewing the Government’s investment in scientific collections and databases to ensure an efficient and enduring funding model.

Last updated: 29 January 2019