Flinders uses two systems in relation to research data and reporting. The Research Management Information System (RMIS) is the primary system where all publications data from Flinders and affiliated staff is to be entered. The RePortal accesses the publications data from RMIS and provides research performance and activity details for Flinders.

Flinders has also implemented ORCID ® (Open Researcher and Creator ID) to assist researchers in their scholarly research endeavours. ORCID is an independent non-profit effort to provide an open registry of unique researcher identifiers and open services to link research activities and organizations to these identifiers.



The RePortal (research portal) is a web-based research performance and activity portal. The RePortal currently includes, on an individual basis, the following:

  • employment data: drawn from HR data
  • research publications (both HERDC and non-HERDC): drawn from the Research Management Information System (publications)
  • HERDC funded research income: drawn from Grants Finance data
  • research project (externally funded) data [we are aware that currently this data has a high degree of incompleteness]: drawn from RMIS
  • HDR students: to come later
  • esteem measures: to come later

If any information is missing or incorrect, please contact the Research Data Team via research.data@flinders.edu.au.


Research Management Information System (RMIS)

ResearchMaster is used by Flinders as its Research Management Information System (RMIS). It enables college-based continuous input of publications data over the web.

RMIS - Entering Publications Instructions (PDF 7MB)

RMIS - Changing Collection Year instructions (PDF 3MB)

RMIS - Changing Publication Category instructions (PDF 722KB)

RMIS - Selecting Primary AOU instructions (PDF 481KB)

RMIS - Adding Authors to a Publication instructions (PDF 1MB)



An ORCID iD is a 16 digit persistent unique identifier that follows an individual throughout their career and connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.


  • Improves discoverability, and thereby increases citation rates.
  • Connects your research outputs.
  • Eliminates name ambiguity.
  • Stays with you throughout your career.

Getting the most from ORCID

  • Use your ORCID eg. Manuscript submission; Grant applications; Professional society membership; Link with other identifiers and profiles; Display on your CV, web page, email signatory and more
  • Update your profile via ORCID.org, for details on how to import your citations into your ORCID record please see Update Your Profile in our ORCID Help Guide.
  • Granting Flinders access to your ORCID profile will allow the University to push data from the RMIS in to your ORCID profile.
  • Publications added to your OCRID profile from other sources such as Scopus or Web of Science can be extracted and added to RMIS automatically.

Take 30 seconds to sign up to ORCID

  1. Log in to RePortal.
  2. Click on the ORCID tile on your dashboard. 
  3. Click on “Create or Connect your ORCID iD”
  4. Sign up with your name and email or connect your existing ORCID by signing in to your ORCID profile.
  5. Click on “Authorise” for Flinders University access.
  6. You’ll then receive an email to officially verify your email address.

For information on how to make the most of your ORCID record, visit our Help guide or contact ORCID@flinders.edu.au for assistance.


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