RMBT Program updates

Update from the DVCRI – November 2020

Professor Bronwyn Harch

As we move towards the end of a particularly challenging year, I am pleased to report that the Research Management Business Transformation (RMBT) Program continues to make good progress across its three current projects:

  • MyResearch: The ethics component is in the final stages of user acceptance testing (UAT) and we're looking forward to releasing the new system for ethics applications for UQ researchers in early January 2021. Over the next few weeks keep an eye out for communications from the team outlining dates for role-based demonstrations prior to the system launch. We are finalising some self-help resources on the Systems Hub and we will provide an update when that is available. 
    The projects component of MyResearch continues to make good progress, with solid engagement with stakeholders from across the research community. Feedback from these sessions will be collated with a view to integrating suggestions where possible.
  • Research Infrastructure Management System (RIMS): The project team has been working on final system requirements with the vendor and the UQ ITS integration team and is close to determining a release date for the testing phase of RIMS.
  • HDR Enhancement: The first two development stages delivering improvements to the thesis examination process in Unitask have passed user acceptance testing and will be deployed soon. Stakeholder engagement has commenced to finetune the design and to prepare training materials.

On the strength of delivery of earlier programs, the RMBT Program Steering Committee is considering a range of new projects to support research systems at UQ. The new year promises to be an exciting time for researchers at UQ and RMBT will continue to facilitate a better experience for those working within research systems. I look forward to making an announcement soon on new developments that will be of further benefit to UQ research community.

“Together we will”

Bronwyn

Professor Bronwyn Harch
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
The University of Queensland