RMBT Program updates

Update from the DVCRI – February 2021

Professor Bronwyn Harch

As we welcome a fresh new year with hope and optimism, I am delighted to report that the Research Management Business Transformation (RMBT) Program continues to make great progress:

  • MyResearch: The ethics component of the new system was launched to the Research Community on 27 January 2021. All new ethics submissions can now be submitted via MyResearch, committee review can occur entirely within the system, and legacy data has been migrated across.

The RMBT Change and Training Team has supported the implementation of this new system by preparing and educating system users. They have rolled out communications to all sections of the University to make people aware of the changes and developed a range of resources to support different learning styles, such as face-to-face (via Zoom) and self-help learning materials. 
The second phase of MyResearch will be the Projects component, which will deliver research administration activities for contract research, consultancy, competitive grants and strategic internal schemes. With MyResearch Projects on track to be implemented by the end of Q2 2022, we look forward to the benefits this will bring to UQ Researchers.

  • Research Infrastructure Management System (RIMS): The project team is making great progress towards delivering an online research infrastructure register and booking system for the University. The project team has been liaising with the vendor to customise the product to meet UQ enterprise requirements and working with the RMTB Change and Training Team to prepare future communications and learning resources for RIMS.
  • HDR Enhancement: The first two development stages delivering improvements to the thesis examination process in UniTask have been deployed to production. The remaining UniTask work for Oral Examinations and HDR Milestone processes are currently in user acceptance testing and will be deployed shortly. Detailed design work for a new thesis upload and submission process via the UQ Research Data Manager is currently underway.

With the launch of MyResearch Ethics and the impending release of new projects, this year promises to be an exciting one for researchers at UQ.

“Yours in excellence and impact…”

Bronwyn

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