The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Roland De Marco, is responsible for the leadership and management of research at USC.
The Research Management Committee and the Research Degrees Committee, chaired by Professor De Marco, are standing committees of the Academic Board.
They provide advice and recommendations to the Academic Board and the Vice-Chancellor about the development and management of research and research training at USC. This occurs broadly within the joint National Health and Medical Research Council / Universities Australia statement and guidelines on research practice.
Through their staff, faculties and schools—and the designated research centres and groups that operate within and between them—undertake and manage research, and research training programs and projects, aligned with USC’s research agenda.
Research and research training at USC are lead and managed within a framework of plans, policies and procedures, approved and adopted by the Council and the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Academic Board and senior staff.
Within this context, the Office of Research promotes and supports the development of the University’s academic profile, performance and culture.
The Office of Research:
- provides advice and support in relation to strategy and planning, policy and operations, and quality assurance and improvement in relation to research and research training
- provides professional development and institutional capacity building services and activities
- manages and administers research grants and consultancies, publications, higher degrees by research, research ethics, and external liaison and reporting