Facilities and resources

Explore the technologies and expertise that accelerate research.

Whether you’re a university researcher, industry or commercial partner, we offer world-leading facilities for transformative research. But it’s our people that make us different. Our experts work with you to achieve trusted results, supporting the lifecycle of research from method development and technical support, to analysis and training.

Resources span physical and digital research infrastructure, including advanced microscopy, and large-scale computational capacity through to rare collections, libraries, and galleries.

Our unique approach means facilities are embedded within Melbourne’s research and industry precincts, providing extensive capability in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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Equipment and research platforms

The University of Melbourne hosts a network of research platforms that enable high-quality academic and commercial research.

Our experts work across research platforms to find or develop a solution for your specific research challenge.

Our unique approach includes:

  • Flexible capacity that scales to meet individual needs and users
  • Bespoke access to our research platforms including  cross-platform technology transfer, collaboration, user-operated or fee-for-service
  • A range of training options to support researcher development.

Contact details are available for individual research platforms via the button below:

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How archives support research: Helping care leavers discover their past

More than half a million people have been placed in institutional and out-of-home care in Australia. This includes members of the Indigenous Stolen Generations and Former Child Migrants.

Find and Connect helps care leavers piece together the story of their lives, using archives, documents and photographs.

These records are important for people's identities, but they also have practical uses. For example, care leavers may not have copies of their birth certificate, which can make it hard to get a driver’s license or passport.

Explore the archives

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