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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

Perth-born lawyer Rabia Siddique will speak as part of ECU's Inspirational Leaders Seminar on May 15. Thumbnail

ECU’s 2015 Inspirational Leaders Presentation

ECU's 2015 Inspirational Leaders Event featured special guest speaker Rabia Siddique, who enlightened attendees with her inspirational presentation.

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Mediterranean diet reduces cognitive decline

Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


A win for ECU cancer research

Cancer Council WA has awarded more than $450,000 to ECU researchers to develop new ways to detect and treat cancer.  

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Researcher testimonials

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

Craig Speelman

Professor of Psychology, Director of the Cognition Research Group

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“I find the team personable, knowledgeable and eager to assist with all research-related queries.”

Rob Holt

Director, Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures

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

Geoff Syme

Professor of Planning

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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