Research Office Service Charter

The Research Office provides services to academic staff, Higher Degree by Research candidates, research support staff and the University’s academic leadership to support RMIT’s research strategy and goals.

We aim to provide timely, high quality service to enable the research efforts of the University. Services are reviewed annually as part of the Research Office’s continuous improvement plan. Feedback on how these services can be improved is welcome and can be emailed to - please include ‘Service Charter’ in the subject line.

Services provided by the Research Office relate to:

Research innovation and entrepreneurship

Facilitating productive research innovation and entrepreneurship with internal and external collaborators.

Developing research partnerships

Attracting funding

Communicate research funding opportunities, oversee application and submission processes.

Attracting research funding

Successful funding

Manage research funding acceptance processes, milestones and internal orders.

Managing successful funding


Manage the negotiation and preparation of research contracts.

Managing contracts

Professional development

Coordinate research-related professional development programs, networks and forums.

Coordinating professional development

Research integrity and governance

Coordinate Human, Animal and Gene Modification Ethics and research integrity.

Supporting research integrity and ethics

Systems and reporting

Manage research data and systems and research related internal and external reporting.

Managing research data and reports

Structures and planning

Coordinate reviews of research structures and other strategic and business planning.

Coordinating reviews and planning