National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology.

Our aim is to provide leading-edge research and consulting capacity in applied statistics for Australia and our region through the skills and activities of our staff and research students. We collaborate extensively with researchers and professionals in universities, governments, businesses and industries in Australia and overseas.

Our research in applied statistics is focused on Biometry and Bioinformatics, Environmental Informatics, and Survey Methodology. NIASRA has expertise and extensive experience in design and analysis for complex data and populations.

Read more about the Institute on the 'Introduction to NIASRA' page.


Upcoming Events

Climate-change research in UOW's Centre for Environmental Informatics, presented by Dr Michael Bertolacci, Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion, Professor Noel Cressie (and Bohai Zhang). 17 October, 2019

Statistical Science Lecture, presented by Distinguished Professor Peter Diggle. 6 November 2019. Registration is open.

Statistical Design and Analysis for Data Science Workshop, presented with our ASEARC partners. Sydney, 7 November 2019. See the detailed programme in the link.

Research Fellows Meeting, Goulburn 20 November 2019.

Please email Michele Boatswain on for registration forms or further information about any of the upcoming events.

Past Events

Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology Workshoppresented by Professor Bryan Manly. 3 October 2019.

Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R, 29-30 April 2019

Research Fellows Meeting, Goulburn, 3 April 2019

Stats Week 2019, Monday 4 to Thursday 7 February 2019.

Multilevel Modelling in R, 23 November 2018
A short course presented by Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)

Prof Ray Chambers: Nudging a Pseudo-Science Towards a Science, NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia Annual Lecture 6.00pm Wednesday 28 November, UTS Function Centre, Sydney.

SAGI Symposium, 8-9th August 2018

Symposium on Bioinformatics and Biometrics for Plant Breeding Programs, 25-26th July 2018

High-Dimensional Data Analysis - A short course presented by Olivier Thas, 5-6 Feb 2018

International Conference on Robust Statistics, July 2017