The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) remains committed to its vision and mission and believes that global inclusivity; transparency and accountability are critical to its ability to fulfil its remit. Our multi-stakeholder model is divined from a broad spectrum of the community across the research translation spectrum and is a clear strength with respect to achieving our critical activities. The collective efforts of these stakeholder groups, which includes our international collaboration, our commercial partners, the University of Adelaide and health service end users globally, culminates in a common shared goal: evidence informed decision making at the point of care.

The political, research and commercial environment around us is changing at an ever-increasing rate and the Institute needs to be ready to not only meet these challenges but to be ahead of them. This five year strategic plan seeks to enable us to do just that. A key aspect of this current strategic planning process, therefore, has included deliberate attention to the major political, commercial and environmental shifts that the Institute should consider in focussing its resources.

Through the conduct of a robust strategic business review during 2015, the Institute consulted with major key stakeholders and sought their input into the future direction of JBI locally, nationally and internationally.

The end result is this document, which includes a refined Vision and Mission statement and four Strategic Platforms. These strategic platforms relate to continuing to develop our profile of scientific excellence, commercial sustainability and robust business operations as well as fostering strong international partnerships. For each Strategic Platform the goals and key success factors (outcome indicators) are clearly defined. The fiveyear strategic plan is complemented by a five-year operational plan, which details, for each strategic platform, program specific activities and outcomes through to the end of 2020.

As we move into our twentieth year, this strategic plan seeks to reflect our global position and the relationships we have with key strategic groups both locally and internationally. It reflects that we are part of a much larger community of researchers, practitioners, students and consumers as we seek to fulfil both their aspirations and our own for a healthier future. This strategic plan outlines how we can best continue to grow and prosper and how we can most effectively balance our fiscal requirements against our academic and social responsibilities. We want to consolidate our current activity, ensure our sustainability and position ourselves to be able to offer creative and dynamic translational solutions into the future.

We are looking forward to a bright future - and we invite you to join us.

Assoc Prof Zoe Jordan
Executive Director
The Joanna Briggs Institute
September 2015