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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

There's a host of research and teaching projects at ECU contributing to our community's sustainability. Thumbnail

Making a difference through sustainability

While climate change remains a contentious political subject in Australia the hip pocket benefits of being more sustainable in business and everyday life are already proven.

Dr Sarah McGarry Thumbnail

Treating the emotional scars left by burns

Treating the emotional effects of burns in children is just as important as healing the physical scars, according to new research from ECU.

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Professor Margaret Seares inspires minds and discussion at ECU

Professor Margaret Seares inspires minds and discussion at ECU

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Researcher testimonials

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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

Professor Ross Dowling Thumbnail

“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

Professor Craig Speelman Thumbnail

“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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