There are several research institutions and research stations along the Great Barrier Reef, and James Cook University and the University of Queensland have marine biology programs which host visting researchers from around the world.
The Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station
JCU – James Cook University
The Queensland Government’s Department of Primary Industries & Industries
UQ – The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney’s One Tree Island Research Station
This is not a comprehensive list, so please feel free to add a comment and link if you’d like to draw people’s attention to other GBR research projects.