Research Office

The Research Office supports research practice at RMIT. We provide services to academic staff, support staff and University leadership teams.

Our primary objective is to enhance the capability, quality and impact of research at RMIT.

What we do

The services provided by the teams within the Research Office include:

  1. Attracting funding – we identify and communicate research funding opportunities
  2. Managing funding – we support for the successful management of research projects
  3. Fostering research partnerships – we identify, develop and facilitate research partnerships and collaborations
  4. Handling contracts and intellectual property – we negotiate, approve and manage research contracts and support the development of commercialisation opportunities
  5. Advising on research integrity and governance – we support the responsible conduct of research, oversee ethics approval processes and develop and maintain research policy and associated governance
  6. Encouraging professional development – we coordinate research-related professional development programs, forums and networks such as the Early Career Network and Research Fellows Network
  7. Monitoring research systems and reporting – the collection, analysis and reporting of research activity.

The Research Office also focuses on building RMIT's research culture and capability through strategic planning and reporting, strategic funding initiatives, business process improvement and strategy implementation.

View the Research Office Service Charter.

Major projects and initiatives

The primary objective of the Research Office is to promote the strategic vision of RMIT’s research activity. We undertake projects that support the achievement of RMIT’s research goals, particularly relating to RMIT’s engagement within the global research community and facilitating our connections with research partners in industry and the community.

Research Services Transformation Project (RSTP)
The Research Services Transformation Project (RSTP) is reviewing research support services across the University. The project was endorsed by the Vice Chancellor's Executive (VCE) in late 2016 and aligns with the University's goal of simplifying support services. Our goal is to work cohesively to support RMIT research and researchers.

Find out more about the Research Services Transformation Project (login required). 

Our people

The Research Office supports research activity and practice at RMIT through service-oriented teams:

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer