Research Systems & Tools

The University's research activity is measured and analysed in a number of areas, including research income, research impact, and citations and research outputs. The following tools are utilised for managing the lifecycle of these activities. 

Find funding that suits you

Pivot-RP and Research Professional are online services providing access to research funding opportunities from Australian and global sponsors, authoritative research news and policy development, and expert guidance for winning research funding.

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Aurora is the University's web-based system for capturing and reporting research publications, outputs, professional activities and profile information.

Aurora support


Operational Research Business Information Tool (ORBIT) is a web-based system giving detailed views of research activities at the University.

ORBIT support

ResearchMaster (RME)

ResearchMaster supports the management and administration of pre and post-award competitive research grants processes, animal and human ethics applications, and amendment approvals, Faculty and School based reporting.

ResearchMaster support


The Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is comprised of research income submitted by universities to the Commonwealth Government each year, and is used by the Commonwealth to determine the University’s share of Research Block Grants.

HERDC support

Research technology support

Researcher profiles

Individual profile webpages providing up to date information to potential research students, collaborators and industry partners.

Researcher Profile support

Phoenix HPC

Phoenix High Performance Computing (HPC) service allows University researchers to improve time frames for analysis and processing of big data, increase complexity in models and simulations, and produce the best of innovative and collaborative researched.

Phoenix HPC support

Altmetrics & explorer for institutions

Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics and Explorer for Institutions is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity surrounding academic research.

Altmetric support


Figshare is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos.

Figshare support


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

ORCiD support

Other systems

Adelaide Research & Scholarship (DSpace)

Online Adelaide Research & Scholarship (AR&S) is the University's digital repository and provides a platform for the collection, organisation, access and preservation of the research and scholarly outputs.

Adelaide research & scholarship digital repository

Excellence in research for Australia (ERA)

A national assessment system that evaluates the quality of the research conducted at Australian universities.

Excellence in research for Australia

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