RGMS Training Program


The RGMS training program aims to support researchers and administering institutions with performing common system tasks.

Training is structured around the NHMRC grant lifecycle and offered in two convenient formats (written guides and eLearning).

Training Materials

Currently available resources are listed below. We recommend that you check back regularly for new and updated materials.

Quick Reference Guide to System Changes following the November 2014 RGMS Upgrade

Introductory Resources

  • Accessing RGMS
  • Navigating/Searching/Filtering within RGMS
  • Setting up/Managing your Profile and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Accessing the Profile and CV Properties Dropdown Menu
  • Accessing Ongoing Support with RGMS

Application Resources

  • Preparing and Modifying an Application 
  • Team Management
  • Reviewing and Exporting Application Data
  • Submitting Referee Reports
  • Certification and Submission

Research Grants Management System (RGMS) RAO User Guide - Applying for Grants (PDF, 1.2MB)

  • Access the RAO Dashboard

  • Chief Investigator Applications and Award Tab

  • The Application Progress Tab

  • Application Summary Tab

  • RAO Endorsement and Certification of Applications

Assessment Resources

  • Completing an External Assessment
  • Self-Nomination for Participation in a Peer Review Panel
  • Participating in Panel Processes
  • Completing an Applicant Rebuttal

Assigner Resources

  • Assigning Applications
  • Download Application Documents
  • Formatting and Creating Assigner Email Stationery
  • Identifying External Assessors
  • Managing External Assessor Invitations
  • Assigners' Decisions on Conflicts of Interest (CoI)
  • Coordinating Review by Overseas External Assessors
  • Monitoring External Assessor Progress

Award Resources

  • Accessing Assessment Results
  • Downloading all documents (RAOs)
  • Viewing Summary Results (RAOs)
  • CIA Data Entry
  • RAO Certification

Administration Resources

  • Overview of Grant Administration Tabs
  • Viewing Grants
  • Overview RAO/Finance Officer Tab
  • Accessing RAO Dashboard
  • Overview RAO Dashboard Tabs
  • Accessing Institution Information
  • Overview Exporting Data
  • Overview Financial Reporting
  • Overview Scientific Reporting
  • Overview Grant Variations

Feedback and Further Assistance

NHMRC endeavors to provide accessible and effective RGMS training to researchers and administering institutions. Please send any feedback regarding training to rgmstraining@nhmrc.gov.au.

For assistance with specific RGMS functions, researchers should direct enquiries to their Administering Institution’s Research Administration Office (RAO) in the first instance.

If further assistance is required, contact the NHMRC’s Research Help Centre (RHC) on 1800 500 983 (or +61 2 6217 9451 for international callers) during business hours or by email at help@nhmrc.gov.au.