Research management and administration

Research management and administration

Research Management and Administration

The Faculty Research Office is your first point of contact for research related matters. You can always reach us at

The following are some areas where we can help your research.

Assessment and review of grant applications and targeted funding advice

The Faculty Research Manager can provide up-to-date information about grant schemes and offer advice about the best way to write your application. The Faculty Research Office also monitors upcoming funding opportunities and will bring these to your attention whenever possible, either individually or through Research Matters, our fortnightly research funding newsletter.

Please note that all new applicants for new grants must now complete an online coversheet through IRIS. Read more about some of the more common funding schemes.

If you’d like to link your science and engineering research with industry our Faculty Research Manager can suggest appropriate funding schemes and give you advice on the options available to you.

Ethics applications for low-risk research

High-risk and animal ethics approval is provided by the Ethics Secretariat in the University Research Office. Where your research requires ethics approval for a study deemed to be low-risk, the Science Faculty has an Ethics Subcommittee  tasked with reviewing these applications.

Faculty of Science and Engineering applications will only be accepted via the online Human Ethics Application Form. Please log in using your MQ OneID/StudentID.

Your application will be checked and the risk assessed by the Ethics Team. If your ethics application is assessed as greater than low risk it will be submitted to the next available HREC meeting. If your application is assessed as low risk, your application will be forwarded to the Faculty Ethics Subcommittee for review.

The University Research Office runs regular ethics information sessions throughout the year. These are presented by Dr Kandy White, Director of Research Ethics. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions.

Research publications and IRIS

The Faculty Research Office works with the library and the University Research Office to ensure your research publications are recorded and counted for the Higher Education Research Data Collection Scheme (HERDC). Research publications are held in IRIS and managed through Research Master. If you are not sure how to use IRIS or have a question about publications and citations, please contact us The Faculty Research Office can also help you with publication strategies and give you advice about things to do and to avoid when publishing.

New researchers are encouraged to send their CVs to to ensure their publications are captured for recording schemes such as IRIS and ERA.

The Faculty also assesses the Research Active status of academic staff based on their publications over set periods.

The Research Integrity Framework provides the foundation for the responsible conduct of research and includes a section on authorship that all researchers should be aware of.

Data collection and analysis

Data about your research

The Faculty Research Team works with the Research Office to collect publications and project information required for reporting, whether this be for annual government collections such as HERDC or the ARC’s ERA assessment, or for annual reporting required by Research Centres at Macquarie.

Data for your research

The University Research Office has a Data Management Toolkit which provides information about various aspects of finding data for your research or for managing the data you generate.

Research Committee

The Faculty Research Committee meets every month to discuss matters directly impacting the future of science and engineering research at Macquarie University. Members of the committee from each department represent the research interest of their departments and the Faculty as a whole. The meetings are chaired by the Associate Dean (Research).

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