SERF is available for a range of research and teaching activities that are consistent with its mission of research, education, sustainability and long-term resource protection, such as: vegetation and water studies, cadastral and topographical surveys, flora and fauna studies, social impact assessments, and built environment projects.
All permit forms for research and educational projects at the SERF must be accompanied by a Risk Assessment. For QUT users, your Faculty's Risk Management form is appropriate.
SERF Management will review all applications and research proposals to ensure that proposed projects will neither conflict with ongoing work nor compromise the integrity of the facility or the health of its environment.
The SERF Online Induction must be completed by all site visitors before visiting the property, even if they have been there in the past. This induction is mandatory and only needs to be undertaken once per year. The induction can be found on the QUT blackboard website within the Community catalogue, under SEF – Samford Ecological Research Facility – General Induction. If you are not from QUT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to gain access to the induction.
SERF Online Induction Test (QUT access required. Located under the category of 'Science and Engineering Faculty', within the Community catalogue, within QUT Blackboard.)
Once on the website, follow these instructions carefully:
- You will need to enrol in the community first, so click the Self Enrol link at the top of the browser window.
- Read the “SERF General Safety Induction 2019” PDF document prior to starting the test.
- Read the list of instructions on the webpage, which explain the test and how to submit it.
- Once you have successfully completed the test you will receive an email with an attached PDF certificate approximately 2 hours after completion.
It is the responsibility of all Supervisors to ensure that all their students have completed the test prior to attending the property.
This is the first step in the application process and is not a reservation system. A minimum of four weeks notice is required. You will be contacted upon receipt of your application to discuss your needs.
Educational/Field trip access
This is the first step in the application process and is not a reservation system. A minimum of two weeks notice is required. You will be contacted upon receipt of your application to discuss your needs.
QUT staff or students who wish to visit the property for other reasons besides research and education should fill in the SERF Access Form at least two weeks in advance. You will be contacted upon receipt of your application to discuss your needs.