Rapid Research Information Forum
The Rapid Research Information Forum (RRIF) was a forum for rapid information sharing and collaboration within the Australian research and innovation sector. It was convened in 2020 by Australia’s former Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, and its operations were led by the Australian Academy of Science.
RRIF provided a mechanism to rapidly bring together relevant multidisciplinary research expertise to address pressing questions about Australia’s response to COVID-19, as they emerged.
RRIF enabled timely responses to be provided to governments based on the best available evidence. RRIF also informed the Chief Scientist’s interactions and collaboration with other national chief scientific advisers. It demonstrated the critical value of research and innovation in driving societal as well as economic progress now and into the future.
This mechanism has now been replaced by the Rapid Research Information Reports process.