If you are wondering about the status of the Research Information Management System (RIMS) Ethics Module, following a detailed analysis of requirements from key stakeholders (Researchers, Ethics Committee Chairs and Ethics Reference Group), a workshop was held with the product developers to confirm the functional and technical limitations of the module.
The RIMS Executive Management Committee were provided with the outcomes and agreed the key functionality required from the Ethics module currently does NOT exist in the product and would require significant resources and time to build into the module with no guarantee of meeting end user expectations.
The focus will now shift to business improvements driven by the Ethics Team within RSD while a technical solution can be developed.
The Ethics Committee Chairs and Ethics Reference Group members have been informed of this outcome.
If you have any questions about the above, please contact the RIMS Program Team.