RIMS Overview

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The Office of the Associate VP for Research Compliance (OAVPRC) developed Research Information Management System (RIMS) as an online application for the collection and management of data for various compliance management requirements.

Principal Investigators at BU/BMC who conduct laboratory research will use the RIMS PI Profile to submit, modify, or renew several categories of Office of Research Compliance-related information.  This currently includes general PI laboratory and Emergency Contact information, laboratory Locations, IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) protocols and ROHP (Research Occupational Health Program) clearance records, as required by various regulatory agencies or campus oversight policies. The results of laboratory Inspections conducted by EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) can also be viewed in the RIMS PI Profile. PIs can authorize laboratory members to access their RIMS PI Profile as Primary/Secondary users, to assist with lab management including checking, adding, or editing content (but not submitting Permits and Protocols).

The OAVPRC has implemented strict security measures to ensure the information remains safe and secure.