Research FastStart Induction Program

Course description

Flinders’ Research FastStart, our researcher induction program, provides an overview of the structure, function and support provided by your partners in research.

While aimed at researchers new to Flinders, this program is also an excellent refresher for researchers who have been at Flinders for a while and would like to be informed on the latest research-related services and support across the university.

This one-day face-to-face program covers the research processes at Flinders and connects you with other members of the Flinders’ research community.

Areas covered in Research FastStart include:

  • research integrity
  • identifying research funding opportunities
  • research funding support - application, contracts and financial management
  • research ethics - approval processes and systems
  • research administration support
  • researcher training and development
  • records management
  • HDR student supervision
  • Flinders Library
  • media and research communications support

In addition, you will be introduced to Flinders’ online systems and access areas of the Flinders website that will support your research endeavours.

This program is most effective through in-person participation and as such is not offered online. Rural and remote colleagues or those who are unable to attend in person, please contact

A highly regarded program, FastStart participants have described the following benefits and strengths:

‘Broad range of speakers and information made the course applicable to a wide audience of researchers at any career stage.’

‘Short, clear, relevant presentations.’

‘Good opportunity to meet key researcher support staff and other Finders researchers.’

‘All the presentations were good, informative and the presenters were engaging.’

Type of course

Information session

Who should attend

  • Researchers who are new to Flinders
  • Current researchers who would like information on the lasted research-related services and support
  • Research support staff

Upcoming events

Thursday, 14th November 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Location: Alere South Function Centre, Student Hub

Please remember if you can't attend a course anymore please unenrol yourself or move to the waiting list so others can attend.

Waiting list

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