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Research Partnerships, Industry and Commercialisation

UQ has a long history of successful research partnerships with local businesses, multinational corporations, governments, NGOs, non-profits, and other research institutions.

Contact the Office of Research Partnerships or a Research Partnerships Manager who can assist with facilitating interactions between UQ researchers and external partners, ranging from industry to government departments.

 +61 7 336 53559


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Grants, Funding, Awards and Prizes

The Office of Sponsored Research has responsibility for:

  • Assisting researchers with finding and applying for funding
  • Coordinating the establishment of research grants
  • Assisting grant holders in managing their projects and liaising with funding agencies
  • Providing support for research awards and prizes

+61 7 336 53560

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Research Infrastructure

UQ’s investment in major infrastructure, in partnership with government, industry and donors, provides cutting-edge facilities and leading technologies for researchers to pursue their questions. 

Research facilities are operated by expert staff to ensure professional support, training and consultation.  

UQ’s research facilities include extensive high tech research equipment and instrumentation, laboratories, wide-ranging scientific services and training, as well as theatre style auditoriums equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

 +61 7 344 31033


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Research Training and UQ Graduate School

The UQ Graduate School has responsibility for:

  • managing Higher Degree by Research admissions;
  • providing research scholarships;
  • supporting students during their candidature, including year-round skills training;
  • facilitating examination of theses.

+61 7 336 53609


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Ethics and Compliance

Human Ethics Unit

University of Queensland staff and students conducting research with or about people, their data, or tissue, will need to apply for ethics approval. Approval is required before there is any interaction with participants or their data. This review is usually conducted by one of the University’s two formally appointed Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) which meet regularly throughout the year.

+61 7 344 31656


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Animal Ethics Unit

As a registered user of animals for scientific purposes (No. 0020), The University of Queensland complies with the requirements of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (The Act) and the current Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code). The University also conforms to all other extant State and Federal legislation governing the use of animals, including the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. These provide the framework for the care of animals used for the purpose of research and teaching involving The University of Queensland.

+61 7 336 52713


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Export Control and Autonomous Sanctions

Export control laws regulate the export from Australia to a place outside Australia of defence and strategic goods and technology including the transmission of certain controlled information.

Exports can be more than physical overseas shipments of defence and strategic goods and technology . Exports can be ‘tangible’ or ‘intangible’.

+61 7 334 69040



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Legal Services (Research)

Legal Services (Research) undertake a wide range of legal work on behalf of the University that typically ranges from the preparation, review and negotiation of agreements to establish new research collaboration, through to the provision of advice in relation to research collaborations that have been established, involving:

  • liaising with the various stakeholders that are involved in the University’s research projects (including, in particular, researchers and the commercialisation companies)
  • giving the University’s delegates advice to enable those delegates to bind the University to research-related transactions with confidence that the relevant legal issues have been considered.

 +61 7 336 58587 or +61 7336 54585


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Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity promotes the responsible conduct of research by providing training and advice to researchers in accordance with the Code and UQ’s research conduct and integrity policies.

+61 7 334 69109


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Research Analysis, Policy and Operations

The Office of Research Analysis, Policy and Operations supports the University’s mission to positively influence society supporting its pursuit of excellence by providing expert research analysis and policy support, and high-quality operational support to the Research Portfolio.

+61 7 334 69109


Other related services

Associate Deans (Research) and Deputy Deans (Research)

The Faculty Associate Deans (Research) and the Institute Deputy Directors (Research) foster, monitor and assess research activity within the institute or the faculty's schools, against the agreed research strategy. See PPL 1.20.08 Roles and Responsibilities of Associate Deans (Research)

contact an Associate Dean (Research) or Institute Deputy Director (Research) 

Faculty and Institute Research Liaisons

Faculty and institute research liaisons provide research management support to the Associate Dean (Research) and Deputy Institute Directors.

contact a Faculty and Institute Research Liaison

Research Partnerships Managers

UQ Research Partnerships Managers (RPMs) facilitate interactions between UQ researches and their external partners, ranging from industry to government departments.

contact a Research Partnerships Manager 

Research Integrity Officers

UQ has appointed senior academic staff from each Faculty and Institute to the roles of Research Integrity Advisor. Research Integrity Advisors have extensive research experience and knowledge of the University's policy and management structure and promote the responsible conduct of research at UQ.

contact a Research Integrity Advisor