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Research Management System. Creating and submitting Proposals. Contents. Proposal creation and management Proposal submission Pre-Submission Eligibility Exemption/Advice Requests Funding Rules and Instructions Key dates. Proposals Overview.

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Research management system

Research Management System

Creating and submitting Proposals


Proposal creation and management

Proposal submission

Pre-Submission EligibilityExemption/Advice Requests

Funding Rules and Instructions

Key dates

Proposals overview
Proposals Overview

Fully electronic (no collation of paper, no postage)

Approval and certification process through RO delegate will be conducted in the system

Standardised where possible

PDF can be created at any time

No updates possible after submission to ARC

Form parts
Form Parts

More, smaller form parts

One form part per page

Save as you go

Invalid data can be saved (but not submitted)

Validation errors displayed on relevant page/section

Pre-populated where possible (eg contact details)

Creating and submitting proposals
Creating and submitting proposals

User creates and saves draft proposal

Proposal name (identifier for participant and administering organisation)

Structured data such as title, abstract etc to be typed in

Data such as description of research will be attached by originator or editor in PDF format

Including other participants
Including other participants


Enter surname and person id (NOT RMS User id)

If match found details entered in table and email sent to invited participant

Invited participant accepts via RMS, details are loaded

Invited participant rejects, details are not loaded

Originator grants edit/view rights to other participants (including right to allocate rights to others, if desired)


Don’t need to accept

Certification letters attached as PDFs


Better tracking of items throughout life-cycle

Totals calculated automatically

Validation included where possible

Can add unnamed participants, fellows, etc.

Submission process
Submission Process

Current proposal status shows in proposals table, and in blue field at top of proposal

Proposal owner can submit to RO once proposal is complete and valid

RO can de-submit to owner, or submit to ARC (after certification)


RO Staff can view proposals; however only RO Delegate can certify and submit a proposal

RO Delegate must agree to certification for each proposal in order to submit to ARC

Once submitted to ARC, proposal can be viewed but no longer edited

Pre submission eligibility exemption advice requests
Pre-Submission EligibilityExemption/Advice Requests

Usually relate to eligibility of investigators, fellowship candidates, organisations, and/or medical and dental research

Detailed instructions and pro formas

Single issue per request

Submit using the specified pro forma type

Pre submission eligibility exemption advice requests1
Pre-Submission EligibilityExemption/Advice Requests

Merge completed form with supporting documentation

Upload this as a single PDF to RMS

Create Eligibility Issue (NB this will submit to Research Office – no draft)

RO can submit to ARC or de-submit to researcher

Main changes to lp funding rules
Main Changes to LP Funding Rules

Employment-related eligibility criterion for CIs changed to “at least 50 per cent (0.5 Full Time Equivalent) of her/his time”

Partner Organisation contributions are now expressed as a percentage of total ARC request

AIATSIS is an eligible organisation

Main changes to lief funding rules
Main Changes to LIEF Funding Rules

Investigators are no longer eligible to be CIs and PIs if they are only casual, intermittent and/or occasional users

First named CI must have a demonstrated capacity to manage the purchase, upgrading, construction, transportation, installation and maintenance and/or access

Changes to ‘Restriction on budget items’

Main changes to dird funding rules
Main Changes to DIRD Funding Rules

Introduction of the Australian Research Fellowship – Indigenous

Maximum limit of:

$200,000 total over life of project where the Proposal does not contain an Australian Research Fellowship – Indigenous

$400,000 total over life of project where the Proposal contains an Australian Research Fellowship – Indigenous

Instructions to applicants
Instructions to Applicants

Instructions to Applicants for LP and DIRD are available at LIEF will be available shortly.

For further assistance with scheme matters, contact:




Key dates
Key Dates

Linkage Projects Round 1 2010:

Pre-Submission Eligibility Exemption/Advice Requests close 15 April 2009

Proposal Submissions close 13 May 2009

Key dates1
Key Dates

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2010:

Proposal Submissions close 20 May 2009

Proposals Submissions open shortly

Key dates2
Key Dates

Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development 2010:

Pre-Submission Eligibility Exemption/Advice Requests close 3 April 2009

Proposal Submissions close 13 May 2009

Rms contacts at unisa
RMS Contacts at UniSA

  • Business

    Brianne Hastie, email

    Ashley Taylor, email

    Jie Shen, email

  • EAS

    Lyn Browning, email

    Louise Barnes, email

  • ITEE

    Brenton Hughes, email

    Bec Schwartz, email

  • HSC

    Chris Moylan, email

    Madeleine Mallee, email

  • IWRI

  • ITR

    Sandy Sherry, email

  • RIS

    RMS enquiries can also be directed to