Research services

View the research services provided to staff and students at the Faculty of Education.

Developing your research question

Useful information about developing your research question and writing a good research proposal: Develop and Writepdf510KB

Oracle Grants Management System (GMS)

All applications are required to be submitted online in a software programme called Oracle GMS. An Oracle GMS Access Form needs to be first completed, see the link below.

Once Oracle Help have received your completed Oracle Access Form, they will contact you in approximately one week with your Oracle username and password. They will also organise an Oracle GMS training session for you. The training session will take approximately 45 minutes and it will be organised to take place during a time that suits you.

Please contact the Faculty Research or Leave Committee Administrator or your School Manager or Supervisor regarding clarification of the grant policies once you have read the information available on the Faculty Committee pages. Requests regarding eligibility for a grant should be made to the appropriate Faculty Committee Administrator.

Oracle access.

Please keep in mind that Mac users must access Oracle via Explorer.

Oracle GMS Access Form

Finance intranet

All applicants applying for travel must read, understand, and comply with the Travel and Expenses Policy which can be downloaded from the Finance Intranet.

All University travel must be booked through the University Travel provider.

Grant holders must keep a record of all claims and payments. All financial forms can be downloaded from the Finance Intranet and once completed they must be submitted to the Finance Adviser

The following documents can be found on the Finance web pages:

Faculty research, conference and study leave funding

Faculty Research Grants are available from the Joint Research Committee.

Conference Leave and Research and Study Leave applications can be made to the combined FHSS-FoE Joint Leave Committee

Qualtrics online survey tool

Victoria University of Wellington provides staff, post-graduate and honours students with a free online survey tool, the Qualtrics Research Suite. Qualtrics delivers the tools to create, administer and analyse data from surveys and polls.

Qualtrics is an easy to use web service that provides the functionality for all your research survey needs including:

  • an intuitive interface with point and click functionality
  • online reporting and data export functionality
  • ability to publish reports online that update as responses are received
  • one click data export into SPSS
  • ability to play audio and video in surveys
  • survey collaboration and sharing between colleagues and institutions

Qualtrics can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. Once an account has been created Qualtrics can be accessed by browsing to Qualtrics and entering your account name and password.

When using Qualtrics please ensure you adhere to the Universities Human Ethics Policy. Before activating your survey (making your survey public) please forward your question set to the human Ethics Committee for approval.

To learn how to create an account and more about Qualtrics, go to the Research Services Catalogue.

Research Office

Information regarding committees that exist within the University to service and assist with research can be found on the Research Office Intranet (accesible only on campus).

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) can provide advice and support for staff using Research Master. To get in touch, log a request through Staff Service Centre or email