Research Services Office

Supporting researchers with all their compliance, funding, and technology logistical requirements

What we stand for

To enable UOW to be recognised as a research-intensive university producing outcomes with demonstrated impact that drive positive change, positioned in the top 200 of the world’s universities.

To create a sustainable environment for world leading, impactful research at UOW:  

Your Idea + Our Support = World Changing Research

The RSO is the central hub for research grant activities, research ethics and integrity, research business systems, research profiling initiatives, and researcher training and development. Our purpose is to support and enable our research staff and students to achieve research excellence:
  • Research grants and development, providing expert advice, training and guidance on identifying funding opportunities, developing grant applications, ensuring compliance with requirements and post-award management, including contractual obligations.
  • Research integrity and ethics, encompassing research integrity, human and animal research ethics, animal welfare, biosafety, defence export controls and foreign interference. The unit provides training, undertakes compliance activities, and supports committees for human and animal ethics, biosafety and integrity.
  • Research analytics, systems and support for the development, maintenance and support of business systems, allocation of high performance computing resources, online research profiles, research impact, eResearch training, global rankings analysis, performance data and reporting.
  • Research promotions and marketing, showcasing and profiling UOW research, including events, news and research publications, management of the RAID website and social networks, and individual client support and training in use of social media.
  • UOW strategic research capacity building, with the DVC-RI, faculties and institutes. This includes major programs and initiatives to expand our networks and strategic partnerships with government and end-users.
Our values represent our commitment to enabling research excellence with impact that transforms the world.
Excellence: We are driven and future focused in the pursuit of excellence
Communication: We share knowledge in a respectful, open and transparent way
Integrity: We are ethical in all that we do, and act with honesty and trust
Teamwork: We are collegial, reliable and support each other and our research community to achieve our goals
Equity: We embrace the principles of equity, diversity and inclusivity
Group works around a laptop Committee information
paperwork Forms, guides & policies
Group of women in training group Training & development
research service team in a group Research support team

New Researcher Information Guide

Are you a new UOW researcher and want to know how the Research and Innovation Division can assist you? Take a look at the New Researcher Information Guide.

How we can support
Freya Croft