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Overview

The Office of Research and Innovation provides strategic and operational support to the University’s research program and plays a crucial role in facilitating research outcomes.

We help to build ECU’s research profile by providing support to researchers and developing and implementing research policies. We also provide links to a range of agencies, particularly research funding bodies.

Our services

The Office of Research and Innovation provides a range of services to support and inspire ECU’s research community, including:

  • development and submission of applications for external research funding;
  • commercialisation and intellectual property;
  • research community communications;
  • professional skills training;
  • building a track record;
  • facilitating collaborations;
  • providing research ethics advice ;
  • industry liaison and promotion; and
  • facilitating internal ECU funding schemes.

News & events

School systems failing gifted students – expert

Monday, 13 August 2018

There's a lot more we can be doing to help the best and brightest students achieve  their potential according to Dr Eileen Slater.

Research to examine impact of Revenge porn

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Volunteers are needed for a study that will examine the experiences and consequences for women who have been victims of image-based abuse.

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school - but face unique challenges

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

Researcher testimonials

Professor Ross Dowling

“It (ORI) fosters confidence in research administration and provides excellent support for staff on research projects.”

Ross Dowling

Professor Craig Speelman

“ECU’s Research Commercialisation team played a significant role in negotiating the terms of a donation towards my research”

Craig Speelman

Professor Geoff Syme

"ECU’s Office of Research and Innovation has actively helped me in regard to improving specific research proposals.”

Geoff Syme

Collaborative Research Network

The Collaborative Research Network program is part of a suite of initiatives established by the Australian Government to reform higher education teaching, learning, research and research training.

The program aims to lead to a more productive and effective university system by focussing research on:

  • quality and excellence;
  • collaboration;
  • sustainability; and
  • end-user engagement.
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