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Welcome to Research @ ECU

ECU conducts world-class research that makes a difference, focusing on people, partnerships and results. Our research transcends medical practice, driving health outcomes and quality of life. It leverages our unique geographical location, tying the natural environment to the built. It’s also at the forefront of shaping our digital future, addressing the challenges of the digital revolution. And it shapes the culturally-rich society we live in today, informing and protecting communities.

Explore ECU World-Class Research.

Research Integrity

Integrity is one of ECU’s core values - being ethical, honest and fair. Integrity is also a key component of world-class research. In Australia, all researchers are required to comply with The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code). The Code sets out the principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture that facilitates high quality research.

Find out more about Research Integrity.

Stay Updated

Bookmark the following websites and newsletters to stay up-to-date with the latest research news, events, grants, awards and other research opportunities.

  1. Training workshops and events
  2. Awards and prizes
  3. ECU Social Media
  4. Newsletters and Mailers

Getting Connected

Support for ECU Researchers

Whether you’re new to ECU research or you’re an existing staff member, identifying key services and support across the university will connect you to a peer support network and provide you with important information to help you conduct world-class research at ECU. Click on the name of the Service Centre below to find out how they support you and your research.

Research Services provides strategic and operational support to the University’s research program and plays a crucial role in facilitating research outcomes. We help to build ECU’s research profile by providing support to researchers throughout their research journey from project inception through to funding, management and implementation. We also provide links to a range of agencies, particularly research funding bodies.

Find out how we support researchers:

Research Community Communications

Research Services keeps the research community up-to-date with the latest research news, events, and funding opportunities via Research Weekly. Subscribe or email

Web Resources

The Graduate Research School (GRS) provides leadership in research training to support Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates, their supervisors and Schools. We assist the timely graduation of high quality, independent researchers who have the capacity to contribute to the national and international research community.

Find out how we support researchers: Graduate Research School (GRS) Flyer

Visit: Research Intranet for Research Students website for GRS services and support available for HDR students and supervisors.

The Early and Mid-Career Researcher Network promotes a collegial and supportive culture across the University in all research areas by:

  • Promoting networking throughout the ECU research community
  • Promoting educational events to increase skills of all researchers
  • Providing a communication channel for research-active staff to voice their ideas and opinions to the University Executive.

Find out how we support researchers: EMCRN Flyer

Visit: Early and Mid-Career Researcher Network

Edith Cowan University has a library located on Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury campuses where researchers can access print collections and a research-supportive space.  We provide extended library information and research services via our online database collections and interactive communication platforms. Our librarians are available to meet with researchers on campus and online.

The Library-Research Services team provide a range of information resources for the complete research lifecycle. Visit the ECU LibGuide for information on one-on-one consultations, workshops and advice on research databases, bibliographic software and metrics, research data management planning, institutional repository of ECU published research including datasets and theses.

Find out how we support researchers: Library-Research Services Flyer


The Information Management & Archives Services (IMAS) business unit is responsible for the University's information governance, records management, administration, education and regulation. Our primary role is to provide guidance, facilitate solutions and assist users with information management best practices and programs that support the University’s business information.

Find out how we support researchers: IMAS Flyer

Visit: Research Projects & Data Management Plans

The ECU Strategic Plan recognises our staff as “our largest and most important investment”. It further acknowledges “the overall success of our university relies on the contributions and performance of all of ECU’s staff, Academic and Professional”.

Organisation Development facilitates organisational effectiveness by improving its people and the environment with the Role Based Development Framework (RBDF) with several other capability frameworks such as the Researcher Professional Development Framework guiding strategic professional development at ECU.

Find out how we support researchers: HR Organisational Development Flyer

Visit: Human Resource Services Centre: Organisational Development

The Consumer and Community Involvement Program supports partnerships between consumers, community members and researchers to make decisions about health research priorities, policy and practice with the aim of improving health outcomes and ensuring community involvement becomes standard practice.

Visit: Involving People in Research

The Corporate Relations team at ECU helps to manage your interactions with the media through promoting research publications, media relations and expert commentary.

Find out how we support researchers: Corporate Relations Flyer

Visit:  Brand and Marketing

Check out: Recent ECU news

Follow: @edithcowan

Digital and Campus Services are a responsive, integrated and customer-oriented team that brings together digital and physical campus services in a way that will drive greater value for Students and the University. We provide technology and campus services to ECU Students and Staff to support their teaching, learning, research and administrative activities.

Find out how we support researchers: Digital and Campus Services (DCS) Flyer

Visit: IT Services Kiosk

Finance and Business services support the University, ensuring it operates with effective governance and financial integrity. The Finance and Business services support teams offer a range of services that deliver sound financial management, efficient processes and professional relationships in support of the University’s objectives.

Find out how we support researchers: Finance and Business Services Centre Flyer

Visit: Finance and Business Services

Enterprise Risk has responsibility for strategic oversight of risk management, business continuity, and internal audit with related legislative requirements within the University.  It is also responsible for the general management and maintenance of the insurance related business of the University and its controlled entities.

Find out how we support researchers: Strategic and Governance Services Flyer

Visit: Legal and Integrity

The ECU Survey Research Centre (SRC) is a state-of-the-art facility located at ECU Joondalup Campus. Our overall aim and focus is to deliver a very high quality of research support service to organisations, groups and individuals across the education, medical and health sectors through high-quality data collection.

Find out how we support researchers: Survey Research Centre Flyer

Visit: ECU Survey Research Centre

Pawsey is one of two Tier 1 High Performance Computing facilities in Australia.  It is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, Murdoch University, and The University of Western Australia with funding from Federal and State Governments. We offer a variety of services to support research at ECU.

Find out how we support researchers: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Flyer

Visit: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

The Strategic Relationships Management (SRM) Team provides support and guidance to Academic and Professional staff who are actively involved in building, maintaining or strengthening industry relationships.

Find out how we support researchers: Strategic Relationships Management Flyer

Visit: Strategic Relationships Management and Salesforce

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in the UK in 2005 with 10 member institutions, expanding to a total of 159 in 2018. It has proved to be successful in transforming gender equality action with the Australian Pilot launching in 2015 hosted by the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative (SAGE).

Visit: Athena Swan

The International Portfolio is responsible for leading the University's international growth, engagement and the establishment of new international education and commercial enterprises.  The International Portfolio supports Schools in the development and execution of collaborative agreements with international academic partners.

Find out how we support researchers: International Office Flyer

Visit: Information Office

The primary role of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is to connect the expertise within ECU’s Schools and Research Centres with the fundraising skills and knowledge of DAR staff to match the right projects with the best funders (including Charitable Trusts, Philanthropic Foundations, Private and Public Ancillary Funds, individuals, and companies). We identify and develop philanthropic support for ECU’s funding priorities, working in close partnership with ECU’s research and academic staff.

Find out how we support researchers: Office of Development and Alumni Relations Flyer

Visit: Office of Development and Alumni Relations

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