Quick Start

Available to: Researchers, Departments

Cost: No charge

The Research Information Management System (RIMS) is an online application for the collection and management of research compliance information for regulatory agency and campus oversight policy compliance. It is designed to track training taken by Principal Investigators (PIs) and other researchers, making the training records easily accessible for regulatory compliance reporting. It can also be used as a repository for other information needed for regulatory and policy needs. Currently, submissions for approval to use biohazardous agents and radioisotopes are done through RIMS as well.


RIMS provides researchers with a convenient location to submit, modify, or renew their Research Compliance related information such as protocol approval requests (e.g., radioisotope permits, or biological use authorizations), hazardous materials inventories (e.g., chemical, biological, or radioactive materials), personnel rosters, training records, equipment lists, etc., as required by various regulatory agencies.

RIMS will also provide a centralized and integrated database for the administrative units to manage related issues such as ensuring prior approval before the use of hazardous materials, suitability of location of use, adequate training and medical surveillance of staff, appropriateness of protective equipment measures, etc.

Key Features

  • Secure, online availability
  • Centralized and integrated database
  • Extensible as needed for other compliance needs

What to Expect

This service normally will be available 24 by 7 except for standard change windows, as described in IS&T’s standard policies, procedures, and schedules for making changes.


  • BU login name and Kerberos password
  • RIMS account

Getting Started