Field sites & facilities

Our research schools have established numerous research sites and facilities in Australia and across the world. Researchers and students at ANU enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment to help facilitate ground-breaking research.

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Type

Research area

ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF) is a core lab providing researchers with access to state of the art techniques for molecular, genetic and protein-based studies.

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Advanced Imaging Precinct

The Advanced Imaging Precinct includes the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) and the National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (CTLab).

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Wombat XL space simulator

Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the University’s Mount Stromlo Observatory is a world-class facility for the assembly, integration and testing of space-based instruments and small satellites.

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Antarctic remote GPS monitoring

The program monitors the post-glacial rebound which may be occurring near the Lambert Glacier, Antarctica since the Last Glacial Maximum.

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ANU North Australia Research Unit

The ANU North Australian Research Unit campus is a research facility in the Northern Territory with accommodation and other resources for researchers.

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Australian Phenomics Facility

The Australian Phenomics Facility supports open access large-scale phenotyping of humans and mice to uncover the biological drivers in human disease.

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HRPPC video

Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility at ANU is the only place in the world that provides high-calibre public sector access to infrastructure and expertise on crop performance.

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Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility

The Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility is a uniquely versatile resource for developing fusion energy.

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Calvary Hospital clinical and academic units

Calvary Hospital is a teaching hospital associated with the Australian National University.

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Canberra Hospital clinical and academic units

Canberra Hospital hosts a number of ANU clinical and academic units, as well as oncological clinical trials.

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Compounds ANU (CANU)

Compounds ANU (CANU) aims to directly link the leading synthetic chemistry capabilities within the RSC to ANU medical and biological research programs primarily conducted within the RSB and JCSMR.

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Controlled Environment Facility

The Controlled Environment Facility (CEF) houses 20 walk in growth rooms as well as 47 free standing growth chambers, two communal laboratories and two autoclaves.

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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics laboratory is a purpose-built 400 sq. m laboratory for experimental fluid dynamics.

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Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world’s most powerful telescope, with a resolution ten times better than the Hubble Space Telescope.

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The Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility

Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility

The HIAF comprises one of the world’s largest 14UD pelletron accelerators and a superconducting “booster” linear accelerator (LINAC) housed and operated by ANU.

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Imaging & Cytometry Facility

The Imaging & Cytometry Facility researchers with provides access to equipment, advice and training in cell sorting, benchtop cell analysis, fluorescence, confocal and 2 photon microscopy, histology, live cell and animal imaging, data and image analysis, IVIS imaging, micro CT imaging and use of Extracellular Flux Analyzer.

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Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility

Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility (JMSF) was created in 2016 by the Research School of Chemistry and Research School of Biology to consolidate and grow mass spectrometry facilities at ANU.

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Kioloa Coastal Campus

The 348-hectare ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus is one of Australia’s premier field stations, offering a diverse ecology which encourages research across all scientific disciplines.

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Makerspace

The ANU MakerSpace is an initiative by the Research School of Physics and Engineering, where we know people learn by doing.  

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Mount Stromlo Observatory

The Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) is the headquarters of RSAA, located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Mulligans Flat - Goorooyarroo nature reserves

In partnership with the ACT Government and CSIRO, ANU researchers are working to improve box-gum grassy woodland for biodiversity at the Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves.

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Mulloon Creek natural farms

A partnership between the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society and the Mulloon Institute has allowed ANU students and researchers to study ecological farming principles at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms for 20 years.

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National Arboretum Canberra research site

The National Arboretum Canberra research site provides researchers with a unique environment to investigate climate variability, climate change, water use and precision measurement of trees and forests.

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National Computational Infrastructure

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s most highly-integrated supercomputer and filesystems, Australia’s highest performance research cloud, and one of the nation’s largest data catalogues—all supported by an expert team.

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NMR has applications in all fields of the experimental sciences. It is the single most powerful technique available to chemists for studying the composition, structure and function of molecules.

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Podcast Studio

The CPAS Podcast Studio is open to staff and students throughout ANU (not just scientists!) to record and grow podcast series. Your success is our success: we want to help you make the biggest and best podcast series in the world.  

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ANU Science Precinct

Science precinct

Our new $240-million science precinct on the ANU campus has state-of-the-art biological and chemical research laboratories, as well as a teaching hub.

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Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP)

The Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP) is a mass spectrometer used for in-situ analysis of geological materials.

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Siding Spring Observatory - "Eyes on the Sky"

Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory, on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, NSW, is Australia's premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory.

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SkyMapper

SkyMapper is a state-of-the-art automated wide-field survey telescope that represents a new vehicle for scientific discovery.

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Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station

The Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory comprises a 24-element broad-band seismic array and an 8-element infrasound array.

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Wood Library

Designed by Eggleston, MacDonald and Secomb, the Forestry Building (#48) was officially opened on 16 May 1968 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh with the unveiling of a wooden sculpture in the building’s main foyer.

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