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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.


Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the current project questions can do so by sending a request to

Research and Innovation Strategy

The Research and Innovation Strategy has been developed to provide a mechanism for ANZPAA NIFS to provide funding and in-kind support for externally managed projects that aim to address one or more of the Roadmap questions. Applications for ANZPAA NIFS support are accepted on a continuous basis and application requirements are detailed in the Strategy.


All application enquiries should be directed to 

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