Some of the terminology in RIMS may be different to what you are familiar with, particularly if you have interacted previously with Research Services.
Below is a table listing common terms used within RIMS, as well as their meanings.
|Department||Organisational unit, e.g. School.|
The number which identifies the Proposal or Protocol record in the system:|
Proposals (grants) are identified by numbers with a 'G' prefix,
Human Ethics Protocols a 'H' prefix and
Animal Ethics Protocols an 'A' prefix.
|Modules||Different components of RIMS, i.e. Proposals, Human Ethics, Animal Use.|
|PI or Principal Investigator||CI or Chief Investigator / Project Supervisor.|
|Projects||Any grouping of Proposals and Protocols that relates to the same research activity.|
|Proposals||Research grants, fellowships or funding applications.|
|Protocols||Research projects submitted for animal or human ethics approval.|
|Submission||Applications or submissions within Proposals or Protocols.|