Research in Design and Social Context
College research and innovation office
The College Research office is responsible for:
- encouraging research collaborations within and across disciplinary and academic administrative boundaries
- extending understanding of national research policy and supporting contributions to debates in the context of the Excellence in Research for Australia (opens in a new window) initiative developed by the federal government
- leading processes for making practical plans for strengthening research capacity in selected areas in a context of constrained resources and the implementation of the national Excellence in Research for Australia initiative
- leading processes aimed at improving higher degree research programs and the experience of research students in schools
- representing school and discipline group views about research in university research strategy and planning processes
- facilitating school support for researchers applying for external funding.
Design and Social Context College office is located in Building 101, level 10.
Professor Denise Meredyth – Deputy PVC Research and Innovation
Ms Luciana Pinto – Personal Assistant
Dr Jane Glatz – Senior Manager, Research Grants and Contracts
Coordinator, Research Contracts and Grants – Vacant
For enquiries please contact Dr Jane Glatz
Mr Daniel Martini – Research Services Coordinator
Ms Grace Wijnen – Ethics Coordinator (part-time)
Mr Chris Wilson – Senior Officer, Research and Industry Development
Mr Paul Jones - Acting Senior Advisor, Research Grant Development
Professor Heather Fehring - Director, Higher Degrees by Research
Professor Ralph Horne - Director, Research and Innovation
Support for RMIT staff, future and current research students, information about RMIT’s Research Institutes, research capabilities, research grants and funding and more.
University research governance committees
RMIT Research Committee
This is a standing committee of the Academic Board responsible for providing policy, strategic and planning recommendations across the breadth of issues around research and innovation, and research training at RMIT.
RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
The primary role of the Human Research Ethics Committee is to protect the welfare and rights of participants in research.
Design and Social Context research governance committees
DSC Research Committee
Similar to the University Research Committee; it considers portfolio-specific research matters.
All research by RMIT staff or students involving humans as subjects must have written approval of this committee or, where appropriate, the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee.
Research policies and procedures
Information on research policies and procedures including:
- Authorship and publication of research output
- RMIT Research Centres - guidelines, policy and implementation plans
- Data storage, retention and confidentiality
- Ethics - committees policy, research misconduct policy and code of ethics
- Grant Applications protocols
- Intellectual property and contacts
- Research students - various policies, procedures & forms, support and complaints procedures for research students
- Information for research supervisors.
Information on higher degrees by research including resources, policy and procedures and advisory services and more.
Guidelines developed specifically for researchers in our schools.
College Supervisors and their research interests listings.
Resources for Supervisors (staff login required)
- Equivalence of Examiners Form (DOC 28 KB) - to be used by a School when a proposed examiner does not have qualifications which are equivalent to the degree the candidate is enrolled in.
- Panel of Examiners Form (DOC 297 KB) - Progress Report Form for Candidates – please contact your School Research Administrator
- Information for supervisors
- Thesis/Project Submission Form (DOC 72 KB)
- Research centres and groups
- Applying for research grants (staff login required)
- Research Alert (staff login required)
- Information for prospective and current research students
- Research contacts in schools and research centres