The Research Management System (RMS) is a web-based system used to prepare and submit research proposals, assessments and rejoinders for the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

Accessing RMS

Registered users can login using your email address and password at To request a new account, go to and click on the Request New Account link.

Key documents and links

When to use RMS

  • To update personal details
  • To submit a proposal in a scheme round
  • To submit an assessment in a scheme round
  • To submit a rejoinder in response to external assessment comments
  • To view outcomes of a scheme round
  • To accept funding agreements and offers
  • To submit Variations to Funding Agreement (VFA)
  • To submit Partner/Participating Organisation Agreed Contribution Report (POACR)
  • To submit End of Year Reports (EoYR)
  • To submit Final Reports

RMS minimum requirements

RMS will be compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Compatibility with different browsers or older versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer is not guaranteed.

Contact Information

Researchers should direct requests for information to the Research Office within their organisation. For other queries, please contact the ARC Systems Support team on 02 6287 6789 or email