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

New feature 

RMS Auto-population of Research Outputs

Researchers are now able to auto-populate their research output data into their ARC RMS person profiles and application forms. This auto-population can occur a number of ways including exporting data from ORCID, BibTeX or DOI. There will also be an option to upload data manually. 

List of September 2019 enhancements for Research Outputs within the User profile and the application ROPE question (updated 18 October 2019)

Automated Eligibility management in RMS 

From October 2018, improved functionality for eligibility management will be implemented in RMS to support researchers and Research Officers. 

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 an application 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 grant 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.

Password security

To comply with the security requirements of all Australian government systems, and protect the information that is held in RMS, the ARC must enforce strict password controls in RMS, including the requirement to reset passwords every 90 days. 

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