Access to services and facilities at NCI may occur through any of four mechanisms:
- Partner Shares—for researchers at each of the co-investing partner organisations;
- National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS)—for researchers at publicly funded research agencies and Australian higher education institutions (eligible to receive funding from the Australian Research Council), and which is allocated on research merit and computational suitability;
- NCI Flagship Allocation Scheme—for flagship projects identified by the NCI Board as being of high-impact, of strategic importance nationally, and a priority to NCI;
- Commercial and Industry Access Scheme.
These are outlined under the relevant headings below.