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Researcher professional development at ECU

Whether you are new to ECU, early in your career or an experienced researcher, ECU provides support and training to help you build the knowledge, competencies and skills required to have a successful research career.

Researcher Professional Development Framework

Ongoing professional development helps maintain and advance skills, knowledge, and competencies required to be a successful researcher in today’s global research environment.

The Researcher Professional Development Framework (RPDF) will provide you with the opportunity to continually build your skills and competencies as a world-class researcher.

New to ECU

For researchers new to ECU we have compiled useful information to assist you with:

  • Getting Started;
  • Getting Connected; and
  • Staying Updated.

Training workshops and events

Professional development programs can be undertaken through workshops and seminars, online courses, professional experience, collaboration, networking, mentoring and independent study. Below you will find information about all research-related professional development opportunities offered across ECU.


Online session- ORCID and author identifiers

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research Students

Author Identifiers assist to maintain a consistent and authoritative online record of your research. Covering ORCID, researcher ID, google scholar and Scopus. Covering how to best use these identifiers to create a consistent author presence online.


Joondalup Campus- Increasing and measuring citation impact

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research Students

Learn how to benchmark your research using a variety of metrics from databases including Web of Science, Scopus and SciVal. Includes suggestions for targeted promotion to increase citation impact.


Online session - Altmetrics for researchers

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff

Learn what altmetrics such as PlumX and Altmetrics are and how to find them and ways you can you use non-traditional metrics to leverage and demonstrate your research performance.

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