The Research Office
The Research Office helps provide knowledge and supports key relationships and administrative infrastructure in support of researchers delivering University research to their peers, the community and various stakeholders. In addition to centralised core functions which support the identification of funding opportunities, relationship and proposal development, costing, contracting and project management, the Office works through distributed nodes in the faculties and schools closely aligned to the specific needs and interests of researchers and also serves as the contact point for PBRF services and interaction with the University's commercialisation company, WaikatoLink.
The Office provides support and information to the University's research community. The Office has external relationships with funders, end users and the private sector nationally and internationally, to support these services to Faculties, Institutes and Centres as well as multidisciplinary proposals inside the University and with other organisations. It assists the University community through the identification of sources of funding, provision of budget and financial advice, development and negotiation of research and consultancy contracts and end-to-end contract management. Specialist functions include Advisors charged with nurturing proposals aligned with researcher's requirements, Developers helping build networks and interpreting business needs, Writers for guiding content, and legal staff to help define the deliverables in order to maximise the outputs and outcome such as publications, IP transfer and licensing.
The Research Office also helps develop and manage the PBRF portfolio and provides the secretariat services and support for the Human and Animal Ethics Committees and the Research Trust.