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Training, support and facilities

Our research is supported and enhanced by:

  • strong research facilities and technology
  • research training
  • career preparation
  • international research opportunities
  • dedicated library services.

Research facilities

As a researcher at QUT, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including:

Research student facilities

As a full-time research student, you'll have access to:

  • an office space with your own desk, storage, telephone and computer
  • research and publishing tools, such as email, and data analysis and bibliographic software
  • laboratory or studio space, equipment and facilities to carry out your research.
  • photocopying facilities
  • full library services, including national and international interlibrary loans
  • a binding service to produce your thesis
  • a tea room or common room, if available
  • all campus facilities.

See the Statement of infrastructure provisions for more detail about exactly what we provide for research students.

Campus services and facilities

Technology and eResearch

eResearch involves using advanced information technology to create and analyse research data, which contributes to a range of activities from research design to academic publishing.

We are developing advanced technologies that allow teams to collaborate across national, global and disciplinary boundaries.

QUT's Division of Technology, Information and Library Services (TILS) provides eResearch support infrastructure and services through:

  • high performance computing and advanced technologies
  • research support
  • the library
  • Information Technology Services (ITS).

We are a leader in many eResearch areas, and contribute knowledge to state and national infrastructure programs. Our successes include:

  • ePrints, an online database of academic publications
  • high performance computing and visualisation facilities
  • giving international exposure to our students' research through our QUT Digital Repository.

Research training

We offer free training programs in:

  • qualitative research methods
  • quantitative research methods
  • data collection and analysis
  • data visualisation.

Our training is led by experienced academics and technical support staff, both from QUT and through partnerships with other universities.

Thesis preparation

To help you develop the necessary writing and communication skills to complete your thesis, you can participate in our writing seminars for researchers. Free training programs and online resources are available to help with:

  • critical and creative thinking
  • writing your literature review
  • creating an argument
  • writing your thesis
  • publishing your work.

Library services and support

Our library provides specialised support for researchers.

Liaison librarians

As a researcher, you'll work with a liaison librarian, who will:

  • develop a collection relevant to your research needs
  • assist with information research and retrieval
  • help you manage your research data and information
  • assist you in measuring the impact of your research.

Researcher's Centre

Each campus library also has Researcher's Centre, which provides work space and resources for all research students.

Research skills training

The library offers training in:

  • advanced information retrieval skills, with an emphasis on the changing information environment
  • EndNote, our preferred reference management software
  • general library and study skills.

Faculty training, facilities and support

You'll also have access to specialised resources and support through the faculty or school you're researching with.