Support services for researchers

Mater Research provides a range of administrative, funding and development services to support Mater researchers, enabling them to wholly focus on their research.

Mater Research assists researchers with initiation, development and execution of high quality, ethically conducted research projects.

Contact the Strategic Development Team when you first start formulating your idea for an investigation and we can help you with navigating the ethics and governance process, right through to grant applications and implementation.

Research Engagement

Research at Mater spans the biomedical and clinical streams, aiming for high impact translational studies which result in improved treatment strategies and patient outcomes.

To assist with this process, our engagement team can help in a number of ways. With strong networks in the biomedical and clinical space, both within Mater, the University of Queensland, and beyond, we can help researchers build partnerships links to facilitate their research programs. 

Research Funding

The Strategic Development team manage all aspects of grant funding. They can assist researchers with identifying and pursuing suitable funding opportunities for research projects, and manage funding agreements and administration.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

​​Mater has an agreement with QIMR to provide biostatistical support for our researchers. The role of the biostatistical unit is to provide consultancy, collaboration and training for Mater researchers.

Data Management

We support the following services:

  • Coordinate development of research databases
  • Develop templates for electronic survey processing

Contact the Strategic Development Team if you require assistance. 

Mater Research Hub

The Mater Research HUB has been developed in line with the strategic direction of both Mater Health Services (MHS) and Mater Research (including Mater Research Institute – The University of Qu​eensland) as a solution to collect, link and collate data on all Mater research activity, subsequently enabling efficient reporting to also assist in guiding the direction of research.  All research activities should be registered in the Hub.

Contact the Strategic Development Team if you require assistance with setting up your profile, research projects or student opportunities in the Hub. 

Training for novice researchers

Mater Education, in partnership with Mater Research and the Evidence in Practice Unit, offers an exciting range of research training programs, with a focus on translating research into practice inclusive of technical and clinical research specialties. We also offer Transcelerate Accreditation in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for ensuring researchers are conducting their research in an ethical manner and in compliance with current legislation.

Information about the full suite of research programs is available on the Mater Education website.

Contact the Strategic Development Team for more information about available training and support.