UJ is a leading member of, and an active participant in the National Research Information Management System Consortium.
The Research Information Management System (RIMS) is a collaborative effort between South African research institutions working together as a consortium to enhance their research management capabilities. Presently twenty-two Higher Educational Institutions and nine Science Councils are members of the consortium.
RIMS is aimed at providing an integrated view of R&D investments in the country. Information and reports collected from the system will enable government to formulate policies that will drive the National System of Innovation.
The Department of Science and Technology sponsored the project and the implementation is facilitated through the National Research Foundation.
A national system license was procured from US based company, InfoEd International, which provides end-to-end best of breed solutions in the field of electronic research administration. InfoEd is in use at over 500 medical centers, universities, institutes and corporations across the globe. InfoEd's Funding Opportunity Database - the Sponsored Programme Information Network (SPIN) is the biggest in the world with over 40,000 opportunities listed.
UJ is currently making use of the GENIUS Researcher Database, SPIN, the Research Output and Proposal Tracking modules, with plans underway to implement Proposal Development and various Technology Transfer modules.
Mr Dale Towert
The official RIMS Information Website (not maintained by UJ)
Log in to the UJ InfoEd/RIMS Portal
Use the InfoEd SPIN Funding Opportunity Database to Search for Funding