About the RIMS Program

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Connecting your ORCID to RIMS: 2 minutes now will save hours during your reporting/promotion periods.

Thank you for those who have registered your ORCID identifier with the Library. You’ve almost completed the process for capturing all of your publications data in your RIMS account. Having your ORCID linked will ensure your research outputs are transferred correctly and populated into your RIMS account and researcher profile on the ANU webpage, saving you time now and during reporting/promotion periods.

Linking up is easy: Click here and login using your standard ANU login credentials. The step-by-step reference guide (on the left of this page)  will show you how to link your ORCID account – it will take 2 minutes.  Alternately, if you would prefer the personal touch and would like to have someone come and help you with the above process please email rims.support@anu.edu.au to arrange a time.

Feedback on RIMS Publications Module and Researcher Portal

Thank you to everyone who attended the RIMS Publications Module and Researcher Portal demonstration throughout April and early May.  The feedback received across the sessions has been extremely valuable, most of the feedback has resulted in direct changes to the system and will be available in the first release. A further number of changes will be included in future enhancements and a small number are unable to be fulfilled due to system limitations.

Ethics Module

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 requires from the Ethics module currently does NOT exists in the product and would require significant resources and time to build out 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 whilst 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.

RIMS is now LIVE! 

As at 20 February 2018, 460 users have logged into RIMS with 328 connecting their ORCID Identifiers.

The first phase of RIMS provides you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with your dashboard, ensure your information is correct and connect and review your various researcher IDs including ORCID. I have  attachment a simple step-by-step guide to logging into RIMS including how to register or link your ORCID ID and resetting your login details if you have forgotten them – it will take 2 minutes. If you have any issues accessing the system, please contact the RIMS Support Team on ext. 50505 or rims.support@anu.edu.au.

To login to your RIMS account visit rims.anu.edu.au. For a simple how-to-guide click here.

What the RIMS Program includes and what it means for you

The RIMS Program seeks to review and improve the research management processes, systems and professional support service model.

The RIMS team will be working in collaboration with the research community to review the following research support services (see the RIMS Stream of Work):

  • ethics (including ethics protocols submission and reviews)
  • planning and managing research projects (including project proposal, submitting of funding application, project planning etc.)
  • publications and promotion (including disseminating research outputs and generating publicity.)
  • industry, government agencies and community engagement
  • compliance with legislation and audit requirements.

To support this change, we will be implementing a new system. You will have access to this online system, providing you with a single point of access for all your research management and administration support needs. 

How can I contribute?

The research community is encouraged to contribute to the design and implementation of the RIMS Program. Reference groups are being created to examine current issues, provide suggestions for improvement and contribute to the design of the new processes and system.

The first reference group, comprised of researchers across multiple disciplines and ethics committee members and chairs, is examining the current ethics processes and systems.

Click here to register your interest to be part of a reference group.

How will it improve our services?

RIMS will be your right hand in research. The objectives of the RIMS Program are to:

  • Improve research support services for researchers.
  • Provide a single place where research information is captured once and easily accessible for reuse (e.g. funding applications, ethics protocols, research projects, publications, etc.).
  • Streamline research support processes to enable high quality, consistent and focused services to researchers.
  • Increase the visibility of our researchers and our research activities both internally and externally.

Implement a system that meets the university’s research management data needs, as well as being trusted for security, information privacy and ethical data management practices.

What's involved?

The RIMS Program seeks to review and improve the research management processes, systems and professional support service model.

The RIMS team will be working in collaboration with the research community to review the following research support services (see the RIMS Stream of Work)

  • Ethics (including ethics protocols submission and reviews)
  • Planning and managing research projects (including project proposal, submitting of funding application, project planning etc.)
  • Publications and promotion (including disseminating research outputs and generating publicity.)
  • Industry, government agencies and community engagement.
  • Compliance with legislation and audit requirements.

To support this change, we will be implementing a new system. You will have access to this online system, providing you with a single point of access for all your research management and administration support needs. 

So what does this mean for you? Whether you are a researcher, HDR students or a professional staff member, this change will seek to reduce your research administrative burden. Your research management data will be easily captured and reusable and the new system will enable the automation of many administrative activities.

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