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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

$300,000 for Huntington’s disease home therapy program

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

People with Huntington's disease will be able to independently undertake therapy thanks to a major grant.

Aussie digging mammals vital to iconic Tuarts

Monday, 09 July 2018

How can a tiny Quenda help save towering Tuarts?  It's all in the diet...

Asia Pacific health security comes into focus

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

ECU researchers will be part of a multi-million dollar research project aimed at improving the health system of Fiji to combat deadly waterborne diseases.

Researcher testimonials

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

Professor Ross Dowling

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

Ross Dowling

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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