Research Administration

The Office of Research and Research Training (ORRT) within the Sydney Medical School provides support to researchers within the School in the following areas:

Publications Collection

The Research Profiles Management (RPM) is a central database developed by Sydney Medical School, where details of research publications by the Sydney Medical School staff and affiliates can be recorded. It is used to compile research publications data for internal and government reporting, to contribute publications information to individual staff profile pages and to compile other information about research activity within the Sydney Medical School.

RPM searches PubMed and Scopus to collect publications written by Medical School staff and affiliates, as well as those written by staff and affiliates of the Faculties of Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Individuals need to confirm the details of publications collected and identify any publications that have not been collected by the system.

You can review information related to your publications at RPM Login

Verification materials for additional publications

If you have publications which do not appear on your profile page please send PDF copies of the verification materials listed below to

Academic Profiles

Staff members and affiliates within the Sydney Medical are eligible for the creation of academic profiles pages. If you would like to create a page or have information on your profile page edited please contact

Research Supervisor Connect

Research Supervisor Connect (RSC) is a web-based tool for the recruitment of higher degree research students which includes enquiry management capability.

Research Supervisor Connect can be accessed through its portal Research Supervisor Connect

Looking for PhD students? To get your research opportunity onto Research Supervisor Connect contact

Please note that in order to have opportunities listed on Research Supervisor Connect you will first need to be a registered supervisor. This can be done by completing the Supervisor Registration Form and returning it to

Research Data Management

Research data management is the practice of planning and making decisions about how you will collect, organise, manage, store, back up, preserve and share your digital and physical data during a research project, and after the project is complete. If you’re undertaking research, you should follow good research data management practice in order to comply with the national and institutional policies and codes that govern research and research data. Good research data management also benefits you as it can: increase your research impact;improve the visibility of your research; allow you to find your data easily; allow you to securely share your data; reduce risk of data loss.

Creating a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) helps meet funder requirements and University policy, and gets you to actively think about research data management and how it applies to your project. An RDMP will prompt you to consider what research data you will produce, how much data you will generate, where your data should be stored, whether there will be any ethical or privacy issues with your data, how long you will have to keep your data, and what you will do with your data after the project. Completing an RDMP can help to avoid later questions about ownership and authorship, and save you time when it comes to publishing your data.

Relevant documents (unikey required)

The University of Sydney Research Data Management Policy, 2014
Sydney Medical School Research Data Management Policy, Local Provisions

University’s Research Data Management team contact details for further information and queries

To create a Research Data Management Plan please go to

Forums and Workshops

The Sydney Medical School runs a number of forums and workshops throughout the year. Further information regarding these is available from Develop your career

Development for Early Career Researchers

The Sydney Medical School runs an ECR network and activities throughout the year. Further information regarding these is available from Develop your career