About the RIMS Program

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RIMS is now LIVE! 

The first phase of our new Research Information Management System was launched on 30 November 2017.

The initial release of RIMS provides you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with your dashboard, ensure your key information is correct and connect your researcher iDs including ORCID identifier.  Many of you have signed up for an ORCID identifier already. For those of you who haven’t, you can easily register with ORCID from the ‘Settings’ page of your RIMS profile. If you have your ORCID identifier you can sign into your RIMS account and link your ORCID iD by making ANU a trusted organization. By becoming a ‘trusted ORCID organisation' you can harvest around 80% of your Research outputs. Once you have registered for your unique ORCID identifier it follows you to any institution. It is open, international, publisher-agnostic and multi-disciplinary, and can be used in any ORCID-integrated system. The sign-up process is simple and takes less than two minutes.

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.