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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

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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.

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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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ECU’s Enterprise Tuesday Launches for 2015

ECU’s Enterprise Tuesday 2015 Series has a distinctive difference this year, with a guest academic speaker now presenting at every Session, along with an industry speaker.

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Researcher testimonials

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

Ross Dowling

Foundation Professor of Tourism, Faculty of Business & Law

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“It has been wonderful working with people whom you know are on your side when it comes to solving problems around research initiatives.”

Paul Lavery

Professor of Marine Ecology, School of Natural Sciences

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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

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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