Terminology

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.

Term Meaning
Department Organisational unit, e.g. School.
Institution Number 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.
Sponsor Funding body.
Submission Applications or submissions within Proposals or Protocols.