The University of Melbourne was awarded a four year grant beginning on 1 July 2013 for the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis.
On 20 May 2013 the University of Melbourne was awarded a four year grant of $7.8 million for the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis from July 2013.
This Centre is intended to build on the work of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA) which was established in 2006 at the University of Melbourne and has gained international recognition in its field.
The purpose of the Centre is to continue to support the advancement of biosecurity risk management through the provision of expertise in risk analysis techniques and the development of associated methods, protocols, tools and procedures.
The objectives of the Centre are to deliver practical, rigorous solutions and advice related to the assessment, perception and communication of biosecurity risk. A particular focus will be to collaborate and engage with end users to improve adoption of methods and increase the impact of research findings to benefit both government and the broader community.
The Centre has attracted international attention with additional research investors and governments indicating their interest in contributing to the centre in the new funding round. This arrangement will keep Australia and its partners at the forefront of biosecurity risk management.
Further information on the grant can be found in the program guidelines.
Departmental media release: Securing the future of biosecurity research - 21 May 2012