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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

Teen access to online pornography under the spotlight

Monday, 10 December 2018

The emotional impact of teenagers’ access to online sexual content will be investigated by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in a bid to provide harm reduction strategies.

Battle of the sexes key in marketing to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Understanding gender and generational differences within the Chinese population is key to cashing in on Australia’s biggest tourism market, according to new research from Edith Cowan University

Who’s groping who in nightclubs these days?

Thursday, 29 November 2018

It is more socially acceptable for women to be 'handsy' in a nightclubs than men, new research has found.

Researcher testimonials

Professor Geoff Syme

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

Geoff Syme

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

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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