News 22 March 2024

A Guide to Strathmore University’s Research Management System (RMS)

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Research and Innovation stand as integral pillars of Strathmore University’s commitment to societal advancement, forming a cornerstone of its strategic objectives. To effectively monitor and enhance research outputs such as publications, conferences, and innovations, the Research and Innovation Division implemented a comprehensive set of metrics. Central to this endeavour is the Research Management System (RMS), a powerful tool designed to streamline research management processes. In this guide, we delve into the significance and utilization of the RMS, showcasing its benefits for both faculty and students alike.

Simplifying Research Management:

RMS offers a user-friendly interface that simplifies the reporting process for all matters on Research and Innovation. With just a click, users gain access to a plethora of functionalities aimed at enhancing research productivity and impact.

Integration and Efficiency:

One of the standout features of the RMS is its seamless integration with ORCID and other research databases. By linking their ORCID profiles to the RMS, users can effortlessly populate their accounts with existing data, eliminating the need for manual input.

Key Benefits of the RMS:

Real-time Access to Opportunities: Stay updated on open grant calls and other research opportunities, enabling proactive engagement with funding initiatives.


Automated Computation of Research Output Points: The RMS employs an automated computation formula to assign research output points, which play a crucial role in activities such as promotions and staff incentivisation.


Efficient Data Input and Update: Enjoy real-time input and update functionalities for research and innovation outputs, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in reporting.


Comprehensive Reporting Capabilities: Facilitate the efficient compilation of research and innovation output reports at both the School and Research Center levels, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.

Getting Started with the RMS:

For faculty and students eager to harness the power of the RMS, the following steps are recommended:

  1. Link Your ORCID Profile: If you do not have an existing ORCID account, create one and link it to the RMS. Having an ORCID profile is essential for a seamless data population to your RMS account. Existing data in your ORCID profile will automatically sync with the RMS, minimizing manual input requirements.


  1. Populate Available Data: Utilize the RMS to populate available data into different modules and research outputs. The system seamlessly retrieves research publications, peer reviews, grants, and innovations from your ORCID profile, simplifying the data population process. Manual input may be required for certain sections, ensuring comprehensive data coverage.

Further Assistance:

A detailed user manual is provided for reference for new users seeking guidance on account creation and utilization. Additionally, the Research and Innovation department is readily available to address any inquiries, suggestions, or assistance requirements related to the RMS. Feel free to reach out to us at researchoffice@strathmore.edu for prompt support and guidance.

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