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Using a Research Service Provider (RSP) for R&D


If you’re a small to medium-sized company, RSPs can help you to identify and gain access to expert R&D resources in particular fields.

You can also collaborate with an RSP to conduct R&D activities for your company without having to invest in the specialist staff or infrastructure needed to support such activities.

Registering as a Research Service Provider


RSPs help small and medium businesses identify and gain access to expert R&D resources.

Collaborating RSPs enable companies to conduct R&D activities without having to invest in the specialist staff or infrastructure needed to support such activities.

Why conduct your R&D with a Research Service Provider


Companies that engage an RSP to perform R&D activities can claim an R&D tax offset for eligible expenditure on registered R&D activities even if their total claim is less than the usual expenditure threshold of $20,000 in an income year.

How to register as a Research Service Provider


If you have the expertise, resources and capability to conduct R&D, and would like to help conduct R&D on behalf of other companies, you may like to register as a Research Service Provider.

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Download a copy of the List of RSPs (PDF; 126.18 KB) to view current RSPs, their locations, contact details and research specialities.

You can also use the ANZSRC codes and categories to help find the research specialty you need.

Register as an RSP

If you are confident that you meet the eligibility to become a Research Service Provider, use our online form to apply for registration.

You may find the RSP Application notes (PDF; 444.92 KB) useful when filling out the registration application form.