Information for Swinburne Researchers
The Research & Consultancy Office provides a range of services to research active staff. The Office can provide guidance and assistance for research ethics issues, and will provide support for researchers in locating and obtaining research funding.
Swinburne Sarawak requires all new applications for research funding be submitted through the Research & Consultancy office. Prior to submission, the Office will conduct a review of the application, provide support during the application process and will offer administrative guidance for successful applications.
Please use the below links for information on all areas of research activity at Swinburne Sarawak
Applying for External Grants
Numerous issues need to be considered before an externally funded project can occur at SUTS. Such projects are normally regulated via a contract or agreement. The resources required (space, equipment and facilities need to be identified and agreed to. If research staff are to be employed, appropriate salary scales have to be selected and on-costs provided for. Another budgeting issue is that of the recovery of University infrastructure overheads. Ownership of intellectual property will need to be specified. For all these considerations, please consult the Research & Consultancy Office at an early stage when framing a proposal for external funding.
Applying for Internal Grants
SWINBURNE SARAWAK RESEARCH GRANT
Training for staff and postgraduates
Three types of consultancies are recognised at Swinburne:
The "University Consultancy" constitutes the main type of Consultancy. It involves the provision of professional services and products to external parties for remuneration or other consideration.
"Community Service Consultancy” refers to Consultancy that is undertaken for charity, community or public purpose, or as corporate citizenship by staff members in their capacity as University employees or using University resources where such activities involve low risk of litigation.
“Private Consultancy” means Consultancy undertaken for remuneration or other consideration by a Staff Member in his or her personal capacity as an individual or through a partnership, private company, trust, or any similar entity, as opposed to in his or her capacity as employee of the University. Private consultancies must be approved by the University. Check with the Research & Consultancy Office for the procedure.
The Research & Consultancy Office is responsible via Swinburne Research for the University meeting its commitment to high professional and ethical standards with respect to human research activity, the care and use of animals for scientific purposes and in relation to genetically modified organisms. Swinburne Research provides advice to researchers and other members of the University community on research ethics policy and procedures to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory and funding requirements, including proper monitoring and reporting. Secretariat assistance is also provided to the various Swinburne ethics committees. For information on all areas of research ethics at Swinburne please continue here (Swinburne Melbourne link).
Accreditation as a postgraduate supervisor
All staff who wish to supervise postgraduates by research have to be accredited by the Higher Research Degrees Committee.
Getting a postgraduate student
The SUTS Postgraduate Research Studentship
Publishing, Publications Collection and the SUTS Publications database
Publishing in indexed journals
Analysis of the data underpinning our top 500 ranking has shown that our prime vulnerability is in relation to the number of publications we have in indexed journals. Consolidating our ranking is very important as it provides a very visible externally accredited message regarding our research status. Researchers can help minimise the risk we carry in this area by publishing in indexed journals, where such a choice exists. We need staff, where possible, to select indexed journals for publication.
Research Publications Collection
(Australian Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations audited research output)
Swinburne collects its publication data on a yearly basis (announced around mid-year). Academics should make themselves aware of the requirements before submission Information concerning the DEEWR Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) can be found here (this link navigates away from the Swinburne Sarawak website and will lead to pages that may contain Swinburne Melbourne-centric information).
SUT/SUTS Research Bank (this link navigates away from the Swinburne Sarawak website)