The CBA's main aims are:
- To promote collaborative biodiversity science across ANU and CSIRO that will develop and demonstrate novel approaches to biodiversity discovery and analysis.
- To build capacity through training of graduate and postdoctoral scholars.
- To incorporate new knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity into Commonwealth and State-level policy.
This is being achieved by:
- Supporting pilot projects co-proposed by ANU and CSIRO research scientists, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students.
- Supporting and coordinating external visitors and CBA members to present training workshops and seminars.
- Supporting and hosting annual conferences.
- Supporting co-supervised ANU-CSIRO honours students.
- Collating and connecting biodiversity news and events in the ANU-CSIRO Black Mountain precinct.
- Supporting the two-way transfer of scientific and policy knowledge, perspectives and challenges amongst researchers, policy makers and managers.