NCI is one of more than 20 projects supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). These projects provide vital research infrastructure for all of Australia’s scientists, from fabrication to data transfer, environmental management, supercomputing, phenomics and much more. Nearly all projects were able to pivot quickly to respond to COVID-19 in one way or another based on their specialisations – from developing and testing vaccines to designing treatment drugs and manufacturing PPE.

NCI worked with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to provide expedited compute allocations to meritorious teams with computationally intensive COVID-19 research aims. You can read more about the successful teams here.

Click through here to view a full interactive infographic with details of all the facilities and what they contributed to the national response effort.

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