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About Research Services

Formerly known as the Research Branch, the department now incorporates the services of the Business Partnerships and Research Legal teams together with the Grants, Ethics, Collections & Systems support staff under the direction of Simon Brennan.

Services by Department

  • Research Grants
  • Research Collections & Systems
  • Ethics, Compliance & Integrity
  • Research & Business Partnerships
  • Research Legal Services
  • Services for Researchers and the University Community
    • Act as principal liaison for researchers, external sponsors and other administrative sections on pre and post award matters
    • Administer and assist with the grant application process to ensure applications are of high quality and comply with sponsor guidelines
    • Maintain an understanding of national and international competitive grant opportunities and alert University researchers to these
    • Facilitate and coordinate the University's research publications data collection
    • Coordinate major University Research grant bids (e.g. Centres, infrastructure)
    • Arrange competitive grant scheme advisory and training sessions
    • Provide resources, advice and assistance for research ethics (animal and human) and compliance (gene technology and biosecurity) obligations
    • Manage administrative requirements and provide secretarial support for the Animal Ethics Committee, Human Research
    • Ethics Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee
    • Manage compliance with research-related legislation
    • Act as a focal point for advice, information and support on research-related issues
    • Organise sponsor visits and workshops
    • Provide a library of successful research grant applications for researchers to view or copy
  • Services for External Clients and Sponsors
    • Act as principal contact on behalf of researchers on pre and post award matters
    • Organise sponsor visits and workshops
    • Provide input to sponsors and Government on policies, procedures and guidelines
    • Undertake collection, analysis and evaluation of research performance information to meet statutory and other reporting requirements

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Telephone: +61 8 8313 5137
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 3700