The Researcher Portal brings together all the resources, information and management tools for research projects into one place – to make the research that is so fundamental to who we are easier to conduct than ever before.
The Portal provides you with personalised tools that allow you to view up-to-date data on your projects and, depending on the feature, interact and manage it through unique functions. As portal development continues RMIT is working to enhance feature functionality for HDR Candidates. This functionality will include the ability to customise milestones and share milestone documentation.
You can also find an extensive array of knowledge articles, up to date information on how to apply for grants and funding opportunities, contacts for project relevant services, FAQs pertaining to common issues faced by researchers, and much more. This information is being constantly updated and maintained to ensure you are provided with the resources you need to learn about the wide and varied world of research.

The Portal initially launched at the beginning of 2019 and has been continually updated and improved based on the feedback provided by researchers and HDR candidates. If there is information you cannot find within the Portal that you believe has a place on it, please contact the portal team through the feedback function within the Help Centre.


“This is a resource we have really needed and will transform the research experience here. It has the potential to become a single source of information and save researchers a lot of time.”

Associate Professor, Sharath Sriram


“This is the best support tool I’ve seen in over 15 years at RMIT. The ability to log future projects … will help us balance current commitments with emerging opportunities. At any career stage … the portal will be a significant resource.” 

Associate Professor, Lawrence Harvey


“It is a terrific online tool that … provides information about the competitive world of research funding and grant seeking. This first phase will introduce HDRs to many of the grant seeking basics.”

PhD candidate, Sam Carroll-Bell    

The portal is the place to:

  • Review your research project milestones, finances, contracts, ethics, and publications;
  • Access information that will guide you through the research lifecycle;
  • Capture research ideas;
  • Collaborate on other research projects;
  • Access the HDR Candidature and Supervisor Centre;
  • Find the support you need to complete your projects.

Getting started in the Portal

The Researcher Portal is available for all researchers at RMIT. The first release of the portal is available to researchers and HDR candidates in all RMIT campuses (Australia, Vietnam and Europe), support teams, and professional staff.
If you don’t already have access to the Researcher Portal, you can request access by completing a Salesforce New User form via ServiceNow. You can access the form here. If you are based in Australia, you can also contact the Service and Support Centre on 9925 8888.
For more information about the Researcher Portal, access our Researcher Portal FAQs located in the Help Centre.

Accessing the portal