Research management

The University supports, enhances and safeguards research, and opens avenues for its application, through supportive senior leadership, teams who support and deliver research, a research policy committee, and a research commercialisation company.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)


The DVCR has overall responsibility for the University’s research.
The DVCR chairs the University’s Research Committee and is on the Board of Directors for Auckland UniServices Ltd. The Director of Research Strategy, who leads the Office of Research Strategy & Integrity, reports directly to the DVCR.

Read the DVCR's welcome.

Research Committee


The Research Committee is a committee of Senate, and responsible for:

  • Advising Senate on research-related matters, including recommending research policies
  • Allocating a portion of the University’s internal research funding
  • Establishing and monitoring research centres.

For further information, visit the Research Committee internet page.

Learn more about the Research institutes and centres.

Research Strategy and Integrity Office (ORSI)


The Office of Research Strategy and Integrity has expertise in:

  • Research strategy, planning and implementation
  • Research policy development
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Researcher development and career planning
  • Research impact.

Learn more about research ethics and integrity.

Office of Research Strategy and Integrity contacts

Commercial Research - UniServices


At UniServices, we bring ideas to life. We partner with the best minds in academia and business to apply intelligent thinking to ideas that have the potential to change the world.

For nearly 30 years, UniServices has worked alongside researchers and academic staff at the University of Auckland to transfer world-class knowledge and technology into existing companies and start-ups.

UniServices will work with you to:

  • Explore, identify and create new research funding opportunities for all public and private good agencies in New Zealand and overseas;
  • Support the development and submission of external research funding proposals;
  • Negotiate and execute research contracts with all public and private good agencies in New Zealand and overseas;
  • Monitor and manage research portfolios;
  • Commercialise research;
  • Develop capability and educate in regards to Māori engagement;
  • Manage entities (or business units) that provide research-informed services to external clients but are not performing new research (e.g. ELA).​

To find out more about UniServices, see Commercial Research.