The RIMS project team is getting ready to roll out the new Research Information Management System (RIMS), first announced in November 2021, across the university. The implementation will take a phased approach with the first phase to be implemented in Spring 2022.

The system is based on the Elsevier Pure product and will provide UNE with a versatile, centralised research information management system.

Following implementation of Phase 1, UNE will be able to manage awarded projects, build useful reports, carry out performance assessments, manage researcher profiles, enable research networking and expertise discovery, and reduce manual administrative burdens for researchers, faculties and staff.

Information will be stored centrally, significantly simplifying management of academic and administrative workloads by offering a single source of information and project management solutions such as milestone management, reporting and quality control, and providing a holistic view of UNE’s research portfolio. Previously, academics were unable to access their overall project information from Research Master – milestones were sought from the grants team, contract details from legal, invoicing timelines from finance resulting in inconsistent project management approaches across the university. 

The new RIMS will also eliminate the multiple paper-based processes currently being used such as project approval forms and emailed approval trails, and allow the researchers to have ownership and control of their projects from conception to completion.

Update your profiles!

In anticipation of RIMS going live in September/October, academic staff are asked to ensure their are update.

The RIMS project has a team of consultants working to update the academic staff profiles in both the current “Find an Expert” search and the new, soon to be launched Research Information Management System.  The aim is to support academics with updating their profiles so prospective HDR students searching for a supervisor, or anyone searching for an expert in a particular field for collaboration can easily access the information they need.

Academic staff members should have received an email from a RIMS consultant asking them to fill in a prepopulated spreadsheet that will allow the team to update their research profiles in both the existing staff profile (they will create it if one doesn’t exist) and the profile for the new RIMS. 

The team’s intention is to make “Find an Expert” and the new RIMS as accurate and up to date as and they would appreciate it if everyone could jump on board and send their spreadsheets back as soon as possible. 

If you’re unsure about the spreadsheet or didn’t receive a request to update your research profile, contact

Over the next couple of months, the RIMS project team will also commence testing and training of researchers, faculties and staff in preparation for implementation.  You can follow their progress via our updates in PULSE.