The Research Information Management System (RIMS) is an integrated online system to manage grants and ethics administration relating to research projects.
RIMS offers researchers, administrative and executive staff a single point of reference for these aspects of research projects.
RIMS is powered by InfoEd, a provider of software for research administration management.
The software is used by more than 600 academic, medical and scientific institutions worldwide.
RIMS is used for a variety of functions including:
- as a data management tool for human and animal ethics administration,
- for grants administration,
- as a place for University researchers, both staff and students, to view ethics and grant records on which they are named as an investigator,
- as a historical record as well as providing researchers with the opportunity to track the status and progress of current ethics and grant submissions.
This will enable improved management and review processes, as well as provide researchers with the full history of their ethics submissions.
If you would like to discuss your ethics proposal please contact your Research Ethics Advisors (REAs) who can be found here.
REAs are the first 'port-of-call' for researchers requiring assistance or advice on human research ethics matters.
REAs are located at the School/Faculty level to provide local support to researchers, both staff and students, to design ethically acceptable human research and assist them through the ethics approval process. REA's also conduct educational seminars in their Faculties on human research ethics at least annually.