Social Research Platform

Accepting applications

The platform is now accepting applications for specialised research support until 27 August. Support is available for all researchers and not just researchers conducting social research.

Aligned with La Trobe's goal of research excellence, the Social Research Platform enables and accelerates research by providing researchers with relevant resources to facilitate the effective completion of research outputs and enhance their impact on the wider community.

The platform supports researchers by:

providing and organising specialised research support

We provide and organise specialised research support for non-intellectual research activities to enable and accelerate effective completion of research outcomes for individual researchers and teams who are close to completing their research projects, such as finalising scholarly book, chapter or journal publications, non-traditional research outputs, or ensuring that the research has a broader engagement and impact in the community.

The services are available to all researchers and postgraduate research students (limited support) in all areas of the University:

Research support services offered by the platform include, but are not limited to:

  • support with finalising scholarly book, chapter or journal publications including indexing, editing and proof reading,
  • specialised transcription of disciplinary documents,
  • translation of essential documents, articles and interview or media material,
  • discipline-specific archival research, data collection and data processing,
  • archiving of materials,
  • specialised set-up of media for data collection and
  • non-traditional research outputs i.e. for the Creative arts - film, audio, theatre projects, etc.

Successful applicants will have access to:

  • a coordinator who will identify and arrange appropriate research support in a timely manner,
  • specialised research support services.

Information for researchers

assisting researchers to source the right research support, if they have their own funding

We have a large database of research support staff with a broad range of skills. We can help match you with the right person or service who can support your research.

We can also provide assistance on specific type of research support (e.g survey support, website support and interactive contents).

Self funded requests

providing information on how to access relevant software and survey tools

We can link you with various software and survey tools to support your research. The Digital Research website is also a great source of information for research that utilises computing and information technology.

Software and survey tools

Program evaluations

If you have a program to evaluate, we can help to connect you to researchers or research teams from across the University to evaluate and review the progress, outcomes and impact of your program.

View Program evaluations

For further information about the SRA Platform, please contact:
T: 03 9479 1935