The Research Office provides advice and support to staff undertaking research and manages many research activities at Ara, often in conjunction with the Academic Board's research committee (Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee (RKTC)).  It supplies information to researchers about external funding opportunities and maintains links with many of these bodies and other research organisations.

The Manager of Research and Knowledge Transfer primarily manages external aspects of research, such as:

The Research Co-ordinator manages many internal research activities, such as:

As well as managing external grant contracts.

The Manager of Research is a member of each Research Committee.