The Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) was established on July 1st, 2013, through an agreement between the University of Melbourne, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
CEBRA is a key initiative in the Australian Government’s response to biosecurity risks. It will ensure policy interventions and tools are underpinned by world-class research and understanding of the issues, risks and response mechanisms. CEBRA will play a vital role in ensuring governments remain at the forefront of practical risk assessment through the provision of collaborative, relevant and practical research outcomes. Its primary goal is to deliver practical solutions and advice for assessing and managing biosecurity risks. CEBRA will also play a crucial role in improving the way we communicate to government, business and the community about biosecurity. It works closely with the DA and MPI to develop priorities that serve the practical needs of regulators and government scientists.
CEBRA’s primary goal is to develop tools, methods, guidelines and protocols to improve biosecurity risk analysis, with the purpose of providing practical solutions and advice for assessing and managing biosecurity risks.