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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

The ECU Nutrition Research Team has designed menus with foods high in resistant starch into everyday meals that nourish the microbiome and benefit health.

Gut feeling: Mindful menus for the microbiome

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The ECU Nutrition Research Team lead by Professor Amanda Devine and Dr Claus Christophersen have recently translated their research showing benefits of eating resistant starch into a 14 day menu that was featured by Shalin on ABC TV Ask the Doctor, and have now created a cookbook.

Research has shown Abydos can improve students' knowledge of fractions.

New app a game changer for learning fractions

Monday, 03 July 2017

A new maths game developed by ECU and St Stephen's School has improved primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10 per cent over their classmates according to new research.

Turning Hazelwood's empty coal mine into a lake could help heal mining towns

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Turning the old Hazelwood coal mine into a recreational lake will be a challenge, but it could provide an economic boost for the area.

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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