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Research Services 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

Research Services 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; and
  • facilitating internal ECU funding schemes.

News & events

We built a network of greenhouses and rain shelters to simulate what climate change will do to soils

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A real-life experiment to mimic future conditions for soils affected by climate change suggests that some of the biggest impacts could be to ecosystems buried out of sight beneath our feet.

Apples, tea and moderation – the 3 ingredients for a long life

Monday, 19 August 2019

Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly for smokers and heavy drinkers, according to new research.

Cyber attacks cause data breach costs to soar

Monday, 19 August 2019

Australian businesses are struggling in the fight against malicious cyber attacks and human error, losing $3 million in the past year and taking 281 days to manage the average data breach.

Researcher testimonials

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 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 Research Services has actively helped me in regard to improving specific research proposals.”

Geoff Syme

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