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Research projects

ECU’s reputation is on the rise –both national and globally –for the world-class research we are undertaking. When you give to research at ECU, you are directly investing in the health and sustainability of our future.

Through your support we can continue our research into some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Here are some of the research projects you can support through a one-off or regular donation. Details of all research projects at ECU can be found here.

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Melanoma research

ECU researchers have developed the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a breakthrough that will save thousands of lives, as well as millions of dollars for the health system.

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Triage Virtual Reality project

A multi award-winning virtual reality simulation developed by researchers at ECU is improving triage processes and saving lives in mass-casualty incidents such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Using a VR platform allows students to hone their skills in the assessment and successful triage of casualties.

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