Research Services Division

ANU data breach

Unfortunately the Australian National University has been the victim of a data breach. The University is working with Australian government security agencies and industry security partners to determine the extent of the breach. We encourage all in our community to undertake the security measures advised by the Chief Information Security Officer as outlined on the University's information page.


Research Services Thematic Review

A thematic review of Research Services is scheduled for May 2020. The focus of this Review is to examine the University’s research services function, with particular emphasis on supporting the University’s strategic goals in attracting and managing external research project funding. Click here for more information 


ARIES Upgrade (November 2019)

RSD have just completed an upgrade of the ARIES Research Management System. We have made the following resources available to assist you becoming familiar with the changes.


The Research Services Division provides services and advice at both operational and strategic levels in supporting the University's research endeavours.

The Division supports the Research Executives, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Nugent (Research and Innovation) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, and has a strong working relationship with Research Training, the Statistical Consulting Unit, ANU Connect Ventures, ANU Enterprise and Innovation ANU.

Through our internal teams and College Offices we provide leadership in the operations and management of research services in support of the University's strategic goals, and strive for consistent improvements to business operations and service delivery.

Supporting these activities are a number of Committees, Authorised Delegates and the Research Policies and Procedures, including process factsheets defining roles and responsibilities across ANU administrative units.


Our teams & contacts


Contact details
General Enquries 
Phone +61 2 6125 9569
Research Systems Team 
Phone +61 2 6125 1541
Defence Trade Controls enquiries 
Phone +61 2 6125 4851
Research Contracts Office 
Research Integrity enquiries 
Research Reporting Team 
Support with Publications Management 
Phone +61 2 6125 1247
Vet enquiries 
Phone On call 24/7 emergency vet number +61 2 6125 1130


Contact details
Dr Douglas Robertson 
Director, Research Services Division
Phone +61 2 6125 9569
Sophie Holloway 
Associate Director, Research Analysis & Systems
Phone +61 2 6125 9575
Shelley McLoughlin 
Executive Assistant to the Director
Phone +61 2 6125 9569
Dr Robert Rigby 
Associate Director, Research Operations & Integrity
Phone +61 2 6125 4851
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