Research and Innovation Office
The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) is responsible for university contract and collaborative research, and for research commercialisation.
RIO has four functional areas:
The Ethics Secretariat provides support and advice on human ethics, animal ethics and biosafety applications and matters to academics, students, and the members of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Animal Care and Ethics Committee (ACEC) and Biosafety Committee, as well as advice to senior managers of the university. UTS staff and students can log in to the Ethics website (authentication required) to access information and resources.
The Grants team provides support for competitive grant funding including the ARC, NHMRC, NIH and EU,as well as grant-giving foundations and other UTS funding schemes.
The Industry team supports researchers seeking to engage in contract research, researchers in business, industry engagement and commercialisation activities.
Research Intelligence and Quality
The Research Intelligence and Quality team provides strategic and administrative support, including research systems development, research reporting (HERDC, ERA, ABS, Commercialisation Survey) and it assists to administer the UTS Research Strengths.
A number of other teams within RIO and across UTS provide support to the UTS research community:
Finance and Administration
The Finance and Administration team coordinates the operations of RIO, including the Service Centre and management of the RIO budget.
Centres and Strategic Initiatives
The Centres and Strategic Initiatives manager provides strategic advice and development support for proposals for externally funded research centres and similar large collaborative programs.
The Research Communications team works to promote UTS research activites across UTS and to industry, government, the media and the broader community.
The Web team provides technical and administrative support for web-based issues relating to the RIO and GRS websites, and some research strength sites.
UniQuest at UTS
UniQuest is UTS' commercial partner. UniQuest Managers of Innovation and Commercial Development (MICDs) are embedded within UTS faculties where their roles are to identify and develop innovative research from within UTS faculties.