Research and Innovation Roadmap
The Research and Innovation Roadmap details the priority areas of focus for research and innovation in forensic science, which were identified through an extensive consultation process with forensic science service providers, academics and forensic technology providers from across Australia and New Zealand. Each priority area of focus has been aligned to a strategic policing priority, to highlight the importance of forensic science research and innovation initiatives in the broader law enforcement environment.
It is anticipated that this document will be a resource for the forensic
science community to focus research and innovation initiatives towards end user
requirements and reduce duplication of effort by identifying opportunities for
collaboration. The specific project questions under each area of focus are detailed in a separate document that is updated annually by ANZPAA NIFS in consultation with the forensic science community.
A list of the current project questions can be downloaded via the following link: Research & Innovation Roadmap - 2020 Annual Projects
How to use this
• The research questions (annual projects) posed
in this document can be used by researchers and forensic science practitioners
to explore opportunities to address research priority areas for police and
government forensic science facilities across Australia and New Zealand. The
document will assist in targeting research and innovation initiatives towards
operationally relevant areas, in an effort to increase the efficiency and
effectiveness of forensic science service provision in Australia and New
• Researchers and practitioners can use this
document to demonstrate to potential research partners and funding providers
that their area of research aligns with the priority areas of operational
forensic science facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
- Tell us about your work!
• Where researchers and forensic science
facilities advise us of their current or future research that aligns to one or
more annual projects, ANZPAA NIFS will in return connect researchers with other
researchers and forensic science facilities that share common interests. This
will assist to maximise collaborations, reduce duplication of effort and
promote the distribution of resources across the different research priority
• Also by sharing your research ideas with us, we will
notify you of any opportunities to apply for funding support through ANZPAA
NIFS as they arise. Please email your areas of research interest to
Secretariat NIFS: email@example.com.
Any enquiries relating the the current project questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Innovation Strategy
ANZPAA NIFS are committed to providing assistance where
possible. When funding sources are identified, ANZPAA NIFS will contact
research stakeholders to explain the process for seeking funding assistance.
The general process for seeking ANZPAA NIFS in-kind and funding support is
detailed in the ANZPAA NIFS Research and Innovation Strategy.