Resources for researchers

When you research with us, we’ll support you with the teams and tools you need to achieve your goals. We can assist you with your grant and ethics applications, and help you find funding sources, manage your reporting and data management requirements, and finalise contracts.

Planning your research


If you’re planning a research project, we’re ready to support you. We assist with your grant, ethics, and related applications, help you to build collaborations, and provide career planning and professional development.

Funding your research

The Research Office can help you find funding sources, as well as completing expressions of interest, tender submissions and grant applications – including those with industry. We also assist with all pre-award and post-award steps.

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Managing your research


Our eResearch team can assist you with data management advice, survey tools and design, privacy law requirements, information protection and other IT intensive aspects of your research.

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Publishing, reporting

Publishing and reporting your findings is a key research activity. Your publications can be added to our Research Database (Orion) assisting out submissions to Excellence in Research for Australia.

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Research contracts

Contact us to prepare and review the research contract for your project, whether for grant awards or unfunded research, for relationships with government and industry, for commercial projects, and for collaborations.

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See important dates in the research calendar 

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Learn what to expect

Becoming a research candidate is exciting. But it may be hard to understand what you’ll need to do over the lifetime of your degree. Find out what’s involved at every step of the journey, and which resources and forms you’ll need along the way.

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Our staff

The team at the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) is here to assist at each stage of your research project. Find specialised research contacts for grants, contracts, ethics, finance, and assessment.

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Orion is our corporate research management system used for tracking, processing, and administering research activity.

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Research forms

Are you a current researcher looking for a particular form? Browse our research forms to find the document you're seeking.

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At ACU, we’re committed to a research environment that meets the highest standards of compliance, integrity, and ethics.

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Research Bank

Our library is home to a wealth of resources, including a bank of previous theses to help guide you on your research journey.

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Our contacts

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