The CBA's main aims are:
- To promote collaborative biodiversity science across ANU, UC 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 conservation policy and management.
This is being achieved by:
- Supporting pilot projects co-proposed by ANU, UC 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 national conferences.
- Supporting co-supervised honours students.
- Collating and connecting biodiversity news and events across the ANU-UC-CSIRO biology community.
- Supporting the exchange of scientific and policy knowledge, perspectives and challenges amongst researchers, policy makers and managers.