Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment & Facilities (ARC LIEF) Partners

A major part of the BMSF's equipment funding comes under the ARC LIEF National Competitive Grant Program. Large grants under this program are usually applied for jointly with other Australian institutions who seek to collaboratively share major equipment. Partners in these grants gain subsidised access to ALL BMSF equipment and usually engage in collaborative research projects with staff at the BMSF.


Earlier Partnerships

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and Bioplatforms Australia

The BMSF worked with partner facilities as part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), receiving funding from the NSW Government to enable a formal connection with NCRIS through Bioplatforms Australia (BPA), the entity that managed NCRIS activity in the priority area of Evolving Biomolecular Platforms. This was an extension and expansion of earlier links under the Major National Research Infrastructure (MNRF) program in which the BMSF was a node of the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF).

The BMSF worked with BPA as a node partner under the Proteomics Australia platform: a national, critical mass consortium of expert proteomics practitioners based on a hub-and-spokes organisational model to develop Australia’s synergistic and complementary proteomics capabilities by providing world-class infrastructure and services.