Research Systems Support

On this page you will find information to support you in the use of the institutional Research Systems.   The majority of the institutions research information is stored within the Research Management System, which is a centralised system that holds all research related information.  You can add a range of different research related activities to the system in order to populate your public webpage and showcase your own and the institution's research capabilities.

Getting Started

Click here for an overview of the various areas of the RMS.  

Click here for videos on how to complete various tasks in the RMS.

Login On Campus

Access RMS Here


Login Off Campus

Access through My Portal
Under My Staff Life tab
Within the I want to... box
Click on Access Research Management System

Advice/Help Guides

Please click on the tabs below to view guidance for each component.

The RMS profile displays information about individual researchers, their research interests and research activities e.g. projects, publications and CV activities.  CV Activities can be added to a researchers profile, there are several types including; qualifications, teaching, awards, teaching/research statements, examining, supervision, various contributions and any other academic activities.

You can view your webpage by going to the Research Hub webpages.

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RMS stores the metadata for publications and allows publications to be submitted to the University's Repository (STORRE) by uploading the details and full-text to RMS.  RMS allows you to add publications manually or import them from a Bibliographic Management Software.  

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For any queries about publications please contact

For any Open Access queries, please contact

These are a list of keywords or phrases that you can link to your RMS profile or any of your activities within RMS.

Please see the Edit my Profile guide to find out how to add tags to your profile.

If you need to add a new tag that isn’t on the list please email

This is where the details of externally funded Research and Consultancy awards are stored.  These are currently added by the Research Funding & Development Team within Research & Innovation Services.  If you require any changes to your contract records please contact or by using the Request Change function within the preview screen.

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These areas should be aligned to the academic schools research areas, these areas are separate and do not reflect to the organisational structure.

List of current research areas are available here.

If you would like to add a new research sub area or you would like to add someone to an area please contact

This tool can be used to record and evidence impact of research carried out.  It is recommended that an academic should not have any more than a handful of impact records at the most.  An Impact record should be a living document that can be continuously added to and can be used as a repository for evidence of research impact.

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Research data consists of data, records, files and other evidence on which research conclusions are based and any material that supports your research output.  The University has an Online Repository for Research Data (DataSTORRE), which is used to store data generated through Research.  More details available here

Log into DataSTORRE

For any queries on research data, please contact:

ORCID™ gives researchers a single unique ID which works across the whole global research landscape.  Find out more here.  

Dont have an ORCID ID yet?  

Register here

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Add my ORCID ID to RMS

Altmetric is a free tool that tracks attention to research papers.  The University also subscribes to Altmetric for Institutions: this is a service that helps you monitor and report on your own research papers, as well as Stirling's research papers more generally and all other research papers tracked by Altmetric

Find out more about Altmetric here

Researchfish enables funders to collect outcomes and analyse the impact of their funded research.  Over 100 funders across the world use Researchfish to collect this information, however each funder has different requirements for their submission period.

RCUK annually collect research outcomes from awards through Researchfish.  Find out more here.

PhD Research Students

Access to the Research Management System is also available to University of Stirling PhD Students.  

In order to ensure peer-reviewed papers are returnable and compliant for the next REF.  If you have a peer-reviewed journal article, systematic review, or conference paper (in formal publication) that was accepted for publication after 1st April 2016, the Author’s Accepted Manuscript must be deposited into STORRE via RMS within three months of acceptance.  More information here.  

Students can use the system to populate a web profile page and to add their publications.  Please click on the tabs above for further guidance on using the system.  

If you are a PhD Student and require RMS access, please contact and we will provide assistance.

RMS Training Sessions

There are regular training sessions held for RMS users, click the link below to see any upcoming events.  To organise a tailored one-to-one or group session, please contact us on 

View upcoming training sessions

Contact Us

Research Systems Team
Research & Innovation Services

Lauren Wilson 
(Research Systems Manager) 
Toni Aitken 
(Research Systems Officer)

01786 466442

Twitter @Stir_Research

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