Welcome to your customised, 24/7 study space.

HDR students at Flinders have their own, dedicated, swipe-card accessible study area.

Location: Room 154, Entrance Level (towards the back), Central Library, Main Campus.

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 Here you will find

  • Hot desks
  • Quiet study zones
  • Bespoke software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking and various statistics packages.
  • Small occupancy spaces for communal work.

HDR Central has been designed to cater for all students, especially part-timers and those with impairment. These facilities extend those provided by Colleges to their HDR cohort and respond to many of the needs expressed in the Office of Graduate Research’s 2016 Annual Survey regarding the physical research environment.

The space is versatile and has distinct study zones within the one area. There are quiet workspaces which can be individual offices at certain times, for example when students are utilising software and/or devices to enable their research. There are also small occupancy spaces that can be closed off to suit the needs of student groups needing to work communally.










Inspire Assistance
Karen Jacobs

Cotutelle/Industry Engagement (fortnightly starting 28/5/18) – Megan Prideaux



WriteSkills – Anne Spencer



HDR Exams – Nat Hills



REST & Inspire – Dani Milos

WriteSkills – Anne Spencer






WriteSkills – Anne Spencer


College and Research Services Librarians

College and Research Services Librarians

College and Research Services Librarians

College and Research Services Librarians

WriteSkills – Anne Spencer


College and Research Services Librarians



 HDR Progression – Ashleigh Merriel or
Kate Willson



WriteSkills – Anne Spencer





WriteSkills – Anne Spencer

WriteSkills – Anne Spencer






WriteSkills – Anne Spencer


Please Note: WriteSkills: Eligible HDR students must book a time with an Academic Advisor for one hour at a time through FLO at the REST FLO page.




HDR Central is swipe card access only. Press your student card to the black panel beside the door.

HDR students are not automatically given access to the study space. In order to be placed in the access group, you need to complete the HDR Student Request for Space and Building Access through the HDR Online Induction (look for the blue button).


Statistical Software PC

HDR Central has a dedicated PC with specialised statistical software. It is located within HDR Central, in Room 157.

This initiative aims to give HDR students and staff quick, and easy access to statistical packages beyond that of the widely available IBM SPSS and AMOS or free of charge R (statistical programing language).  It is aimed for situations when the software may be needed for a short time making its purchasing not viable and cost-effective.

Click here for further information about Flinders University's licensing agreements.

HDR Central has a dedicated PC with specialised statistical software. It is located within HDR Central, in Room 157.

The packages currently available are:

Comprehensive Meta-Analysis v3 (CMA)

CMA is a very robust and user-friendly software for performing a meta-analysis.

Conquest 4

ConQuest is a computer program for fitting various item response models.

Eviews 10

Eviews is software primarily dedicated to time-series oriented analysis.

Mplus 8 (Base Program and Combination Add-On)

Mplus is a specialised software for structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling.


NCSS is a general statistical package but outperforming SPSS in Diagnostic Tests, Agreement Evaluation, Quality Control, Zero-Inflated Regressions.


PRIMER-7 is leading software for multivariate statistics with a strong following in the biological sciences.

Stata 15 SE

Stata is a very good general statistical package with a strong following in the health sciences.

Booking the Stats PC

Stats PC is entered on the LibCal Room Booking software as one of the study spaces managed by the Library and with the same conditions of use.

HDR students needing assistance or with questions about the software should make an appointment with the Statistical Consultant.

Book your time on the Stats PC in the same way you would book a Library or Hub study space.

Click here to book the Stats PC