A national network of advanced imaging capability to deliver innovation and growth
- To enable research excellence in imaging via a world-class capability available for all Australian researchers
- To promote best practice in image acquisition, and data management and analysis
- Position NIF as the prime source of information for non-imaging scientists
- Position NIF as the focus of media and public enquiry about imaging technologies
Provide users with reliable, state-of-the-art technology and highly specialised expertise that deliver advanced imaging solutions
- To understand the ongoing needs of the scientific community for imaging infrastructure with respect to modality, applications & geography
- To provide researchers with reliable, state-of-the-art technology, with expertise to ensure world’s best, reproducible data, to solve their problems.
- To ensure that industry has access to the tools to drive the biotech and advanced manufacturing industries, and grow the economy into the future.
- To be closer to the “clinical translation” interface, including delivering a national competency in radiotracer development, production and delivery.
- To create the environment for high quality translation by establishing national accreditation, trusted quality control and assurance, and advanced data management.
- To lead in developing and implementing the most effective imaging technologies, in diverse environments and ensure the expertise exists for first class research.
- To identify iconic new investments that constitute a new direction, and ensure Australia remains at the cutting edge.
- To deliver a continuum of imaging capability from molecule, through small and large animal models to human trials and clinical practice.
- To develop imaging capability to inform responses to nationally important questions about food supply, best environmental practices and improved industrial processes.
- To ensure that the next generation is trained to respond to a rapidly changing environment with the skills and the courage to go in new directions.
- To ensure existing expertise in imaging science is retained.
- To build on strong international linkages, to make them deeper and wider.