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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

A $12 pill test could save the lives of first-timers

Friday, 07 June 2019

New ECU research has found pill testing services at music festivals may be most effective in reducing harm for people trying ecstasy for the first time, but less so for prior users.

Ironing out your exercise routine

Thursday, 06 June 2019

Up to 35 per cent of female athletes are iron deficient, a review of research has found.

Jokes in the office are no laughing matter

Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Working for a ‘David Brent’ isn’t just irritating – it’s bad for your mental health, according to new ECU research.

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 Paul Lavery

“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 Ross Dowling

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

Ross Dowling

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