New researchers

Welcome to the University of Sydney.

We have an outstanding record in research which has resulted in significant funding from both the ARC and NHMRC. We have more than 150 research centres and institutes and we are a core partner in 13 federal government-funded Co-operative Research Centres. We have a number of high profile research and Federation Fellows who play a key role in our ongoing research and academic achievement.

Following is some guidance and information to help get you started at Sydney.

On this page:

Research support

People within your faculty or department and the Research Portfolio can assist you with your research project:

Research Portfolio

The staff in the Research Portfolio work across the University to assist with:



Copyright Services provides information about ownership, duration of copyright, and advice about how to comply with University policy.

Industry and IP

Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships promotes and facilitates interaction between the University, business and government through a range of activities such as collaborative research, contract research, consulting & joint ventures.

Policy Online provides guidelines and policies on copyright and intellectual property.


The University Library provides an extensive array of information resources to ensure researchers have access to the latest research in their field. These resources include print and electronic collections of journals, books and databases that are networked to Sydney researchers irrespective of location and time.

Expert faculty liaison librarians for every school and department provide direct assistance to researchers in the discovery and use of resources.

Sydney eScholarship provides services and infrastructure supporting eResearch initiatives, scholarly publishing and open access as well as the programs of the Research Portfolio. The Library is a central service of the University


Contact the Media Office in order to have yourself listed in the Find an Expert database.

The Media Office can help you promote your news or you may wish to submit content to the staff or student e-newsletter.

Learning Solutions offers media and other training for researchers.

Policies, guidelines and expectations

Policy Register provides all current university policies including:

Staff development

Learning Solutions provides courses for staff, including a research development program.


The Graduate Studies Office (GSO) maintains the Supervisor Register. The GSO can provide advice and information about supervision, including gaining inclusion on the Register, and relevant policies..

The Foundations of Research Supervision program is for academics who wish to develop, or further develop, expertise and skills in research supervision.

The Code of practice for supervision of postgraduate research students outlines the responsibilities of the University, the Faculty and Department, as well as the individual supervisor and student.

Finding students

You can advertise your research opportunities in Research Supervisor Connect.

If you are a research supervisor and want to publish your research opportunities online please .