In Australia, new ways of managing research have been developed and trialed.
These approaches are much closer to normal business management techniques. In
most instances, they have helped to increase the achievements from research.
They have helped researchers to carry out their work and minimise the risks of
Capital Hill Consulting has extensive and in-depth knowledge of the new
research management techniques employed by Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).
There are currently more than 60 CRCs in Australia. Each one is helping to
maximise the capture of commercial and public benefit from public sector
Our research management expertise includes:
- links between researchers and research users
- multidisciplinary, multi-organisation research
- strategic research management
In future, research will often need to be carried out in cooperation with other
organisations to share the cost and increase the critical mass without damaging
commercial objectives. Cooperative research management employs detailed
research contracts, careful intellectual property management, and setting of long
term and short term objectives. These techniques can be employed to regularly
form and build the new relationships required in fast-moving high technology