Connect with other researchers
Take advantage of a range of opportunities to immerse yourself in VU's research culture. Come along to our annual research events including:
For regular updates and development opportunities, subscribe to the Research info (internal) mailing list.
Develop your research capabilities
Our comprehensive Researcher Development Program offers workshops and sessions designed to develop your research capabilities and expertise.
The program is delivered across nine categories spanning the entire researcher lifecycle, from graduate researcher through to accomplished senior researcher.
Research funding & partnerships
Get your research funded
You can apply for funding from the:
- Australian Research Council (ARC) & National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- or browse other external sources.
- tips on writing a grant proposal
- advise on creating a successful research proposal for industry or government
- how to prepare a tender or research contract
- guidelines for preparing a budget & managing your research funds.
International research partnerships
If you are considering developing institutional relationships with prospective international partners, please refer to the following guidelines. They will help you define the objectives and intended outcomes of proposed relationships, and identify a suitable structure for formalising international collaborations.
Conduct responsible & ethical research
To ensure all research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner, we can support you for research involving:
Researchers must also take care when using copyrighted material.
We adopt best practice in managing the conduct of research, regulated by our Research Integrity Policy and Procedures, and ensure all research at VU complies with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
Find out more about the integrity of our research.
Publish & disseminate your research
Publishing and disseminating research is an integral part of the research lifecycle.
We can assist researchers at all levels, from an early career researcher publishing your first article to a senior researcher complying with a funder mandate. View resources & advice for:
- managing your research profile
- getting published
- open access publishing & NHMRC/ARC mandates
- measuring research impact
VU researchers (staff & students) are encouraged to submit appropriate material to the Research Repository.
Manage & promote your data
Research data, materials and records must be safely and securely stored throughout your project. Find out more about:
We can also assist you with getting access to existing research data and promoting and sharing your research data & collections for others to use.
Report on your research outputs
The data and information we collect about research funding, expenditure, publications and VU research student completions enables us to recognise your research achievements.
It also informs decisions about the ongoing investment in research and supports the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.
Find out more about the type of data we collect and how it gets used, to assist you in meeting your research reporting obligations.