The UQ Medicine research office supports research academics and students to:

  • navigate research processes and ethics guidelines,
  • source research funding and scholarships,
  • promote their research expertise,
  • source a supervisor,
  • improve student research skills and experience through the medical student research portal,
  • access specialist research skills such as biostatistics, and 
  • navigate the research publications process.

We also collate metrics on research being conducted within UQ Medicine to understand our research strengths, monitor our research performance and look for new ways to provide strategic support. In consolidating our research centres and groups under a series of defined research themes, we have also been able to identify our areas of research focus and potential areas for growth.

Strategy and governance
UQ Medicine's research strategy is led by a Research Committee which meets quarterly and is guided by the input and feedback of the Research Council.

HDR students

We are pleased to offer a range of supporting information and activities to assist Higher Degree by Research students.

Learn more about HDR Support 

Publishing research

To complete the research cycle, it is not enough to just publish your research; you must ensure that our Research Office is aware of your achievements. This means knowing that your publications are accounted for in UQ eSpace.

UQ eSpace is the single authoritative source for the research outputs of the staff and students of the University of Queensland. UQ eSpace serves to raise the visibility and accessibility of these publications to the wider world and to provide data for reporting requirements such as Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and for the internal UQ systems such as the Q-Index and your UQ Researchers Profile.  

The Research Office captures publications data continuously but asks researchers to check their publications data towards the end of the annual collection through the sort and report process. 

Sort and report steps

  1. Visit and add "uq/username" to the URL directly after the web address. eg.
  2. Compare the results to your own publication list and note any missing items that would meet the definition of research. Do not include abstracts, case notes, letters, textbooks, etc.
  3. Report a list of the missing research items to and they will be added as soon as possible. Depending on the time of year, our priority will be the ones that need to be in the yearly collection (currently 2015), followed by those that fall in the ERA 6-year window. Older and non-research publications (worth zero points in Q index) are unlikely to be given any priority.

The advantages of this process are:

  • Your individual Q-Index, and UQ Researchers publication data will be updated more quickly.
  • Your publications will be made available in the UQ Library for quick dissemination.
  • Your grant applications will be supported by an overview of your publications and metrics.
  • UQ Medicine will have greater control of the annual HERDC submission, by ensuring that all the necessary supporting evidence is available in advance.

We do not want to discourage researchers from using the available systems, such as My UQ eSpace or ResearcherID. We simply want to offer the minimum administration required for reporting your research outputs. This minimum, however, is imperative: a researcher must ensure correct UQ affiliation, and they must report all their publications to UQ Medicine as soon as they become available. 


Contact for more information.

Researcher ID

About Researcher ID

ResearcherID is an online multi-disciplinary scholarly research community product developed by Thomson Reuters. Registered academics are assigned a unique ID number that expressly associates them with their published works, regardless of any possible name variations or institutional affiliation changes. Users can update their profile information (role, institution, etc) and build their publication list within their ResearcherID account using Web of Science and ISI Web of Knowledge search services.


ResearcherID gives researchers:

  • an easily accessible online presence for their research outputs, including citation counts for their Web of Science indexed publications
  • a portable account of their publications associated with any university or hospital over time
  • an easy and convenient way to keep track of metrics for their Web of Science indexed publications, including the h-index, collaboration metrics and citing article network information (which are useful when putting together grant applications and applications for tenure and promotion)
  • a good way to promote their work, via the use of their ResearcherID or badge in an email signature
  • an easy way to get their new Web of Science publications into eSpace rather than having to login to eSpace and either claim them or manually enter the publication details.

How do I get a ResearcherID account and ensure it is linked to UQ eSpace?

Within UQ eSpace it is possible to initiate the registration of a new RID account on behalf of a UQ academic. This is the preferred means of doing this, as we can ensure that the account is linked to your UQ eSpace profile.

To register for a ResearcherID:

  1. Email UQ Library's e-Space team: with RID request in the subject line
  2. Include your uq username (uq login) and full name together with a request to initiate a ResearcherID account on your behalf.
  3. The e-Space team will then provide you with a ResearcherID and temporary password, together with instructions on how to finalise the account registration (they cannot finalise the account on behalf of someone else as the ResearcherID account holder needs to accept the End User Licence Agreement with Thomson Reuters).
  4. When a ResearcherID account is linked to UQ eSpace, the RID "badge" can be viewed from the UQ eSpace My Pubs page which provides viewers with a direct link from UQ eSpace to the publicly available ResearcherID profile and publication list.

Further information

Grants assistance

We are pleased to offer a range of supporting information and activities to assist with submissions to grant schemes. 

Learn more about grants assistance

Please be aware that our Research Office does not handle Teaching and Learning grant applications. Please contact Professor Mieke van Driel, Deputy Head (Academic Programs), UQ Medicine for information about Teaching and Learning. 

MD students

UQ Medicine is research intensive, and committed to offering research training and experience for students within the Medical Program, in addition to higher study opportunities for PhD and MPhil candidates. An understanding of the research process and acquisition of associated skills are increasingly vital to doctors in the evidence-based and ever-changing practice of medicine.

Learn more about research in your medical degree

Ethics approval

UQ Research and Innovation provides oversight, support and management of all aspects of research at UQ, including ethics approval in research. 

Visit the UQ Research and Innovation Website

How to obtain human ethics approval

How to obtain animal ethics approval 

Certification of National Ethics Application Forms (NEAFs):

  • Contact the Research Office - for Head of School certification of these documents.
  • The Research Office requires at least three full working days notice prior to any deadline. 
  • Allow sufficient time for certification prior to Ethics Committee submission deadlines. 
  • Ensure that emailed applications have first been signed by the applicants

Low-Risk Ethics Approvals for student research

Student research is subject to ethics approval. 

Learn more about low-risk ethics approvals

UQ Researchers

UQ Researchers is a rich, up-to-date, reliable and easy-to-use repository of the profiles of academic staff at UQ. UQ Researchers helps research students, industry professionals and media to search for UQ academics with knowledge and expertise in a defined area of interest.

Who is listed on UQ Researchers?

  • Any current academic staff members with a continuing or fixed-term appointment of more than 12 months automatically will have a profile on UQ Researchers 4 months after commencing employment at UQ. This 4 month grace period gives the new staff an opportunity to complete their profile (add bio, get their publications into eSpace, etc). During these 4 months however, the new staff have the option to opt-in to have a profile on the system if they wish.
  • Honorary academic staff members and conjoints (e.g., adjuncts, Academic Title Holders) with an appointment of more than 12 months have the option to opt-in to have a profile on the system.
  • Professional staff, casual employees and HDR students are not currently included in the system.
  • Please refer to this guide if you would like to activate your profile on UQ Researchers.

How are the profiles created on UQ Researchers?

To ensure that the profiles are up-to-date and reliable, the majority of information is sourced from corporate databases such as Aurion for HR data, eSpace for publications or SI-net for supervision. However, staff are able to contribute information that is not available in any corporate systems, such as their biography or research interests.

UQ Experts

Staff can also opt-in to UQ Experts - a searchable database of UQ Staff available to share their specialist knowledge and research developments with domestic and international media. These experts reinforce UQ’s position as a world-leading research institution and one of only four Australian universities listed in the top 100 in the four leading independent university ranking tables. Expert commentary from UQ staff can add depth and value to media coverage on a broad range of issues.

Visit UQ Researchers for FAQs and more information.

How can the Research Office assist?

The Research Office can assist with activating UQ Researchers profiles and with minor editing to personalise your biography. We can also advise on how to amend any missing data.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to maintain or update any Researcher Profiles in the UQ Researchers database.

Research events

Please visit our Research Events page for information on upcoming events of interest to students and academics. 

Research events