Australian Museum Research Institute Science Strategy 2017 – 2021
The AMRI Science Strategy 2017-21 guides research the programs undertaken at the AM by scientists from Australia and abroad.
The Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) is the centre of science and learning at the Australian Museum.
AMRI comprises the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics, Australian Museum Centre for Citizen Science, the Lizard Island Research Station, and the museum’s natural collections and research programs.
To be a valued global leader in scientific discovery and conservation.
- To anticipate and answer major scientific questions about our past and our future
- To protect, develop and provide access to our collection for high-quality, high-impact science and community engagement
- To develop community knowledge of and engagement with science.
The AMRI Science Strategy 2017-21 is structured in a way that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of museum science and our unique ability to provide first class research outcomes via our collections. We continue to build on our key strengths, our presence in community and industry and the enhancement of our reputation as a trusted advisor of reliable and credible science.
In our Strategy, AMRI Science has been divided into four clouds, with the aim prioritising our work into areas where we can have the greatest impact and facilitation of innovation. The ‘Science Clouds’ include:
- Contemporary Discovery
- Impacts of Change
- Supporting Australian Industry
- Cultural Connections
A suite of enabling resources and activities supports work across all Science Clouds, including:
- Science and Research Infrastructure
- Citizen Science
- Expeditions and Exploration
- Talent Management
SCIENCE STRATEGY GOALS
Goal 1: Improved value and impact of AM science and collection across all clouds
Goal 2: Development of flagship initiatives