Grants. Ethics. Research. Insights

In today’s knowledge-based economy grants funding, ethics governance and research projects are strategic tools and indispensable assets, acting as the catalyst for ground-breaking discoveries, philanthropic endeavours and stimulating private sector innovation. Tap into over 15 years of rich grants, ethics and research insights directly via our blog.

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We love the impact that our pioneering work in grants, ethics governance and research can deliver. We set out 15 years ago to transform lives with technology that makes a difference. That vision and purpose still underpins what we do today and is at the very heart of what we love about OmniStar. Today we are honoured to play our part in solving some of the most challenging health, social, technological, and environmental problems facing mankind. It’s been said that a moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience and we believe our Insights blog is proof of the impact we create by reimagining grants, ethics and research for a better tomorrow.


5 Features To Stay On Top of Your Projects

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F1 Solutions Joins ARMS as Platinum Corporate Partner

The ARMS Executive is pleased to announce that Australian-based software development company, F1 Solutions has joined forces with our Society to become a Platinum Corporate Partner.

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Ethics review in Australia

Dr. Gordon McGurk of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) discusses the streamlined efforts that NHMRC are undertaking to streamline ethics reviews.

Software Release

What’s new in OmniStar 5.1?

OmniStar 5.1 brings with it a number of new features to improve existing functionality in the system, simplifying and enhancing the capabilities associated with common tasks.


OmniStar is highly configurable

If software does not simplify your life then its not very good is it? Like the trusty swiss army knife, OmniStar has a simple fix for almost every challenge grants, ethics or research management could throw at you.

OmniStar Grants

Grants Management Platform is best for Grants Management

You would not set out today to build a bespoke FMIS; so why take on the risk & cost of a bespoke Grants development on your CRM. See why a purpose built Grants Management System is the best choice.

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OmniStar Research selected as the future-proof Research Management System for The University of Queensland

We are proud to announce another one of the leading Group of Eight universities, The University of Queensland (UQ), has just gone live with MyResearch powered by OmniStar Research, on 27 January 2021.

OmniStar Ethics

How Technology Will Shape Research in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt workplaces all over the world, Australians have turned to health and medical researchers to help them navigate the impacts of the virus.

OmniStar Grants

When to use Built-for-purpose Grants Management System

There are lots of systems that claim to be able to provide grant management capabilities. This article covers the considerations and common pitfalls when selecting other than a purpose built grant management system.

OmniStar Grants

Why CRMs are not Grant Management Systems

CRM’s are built for a different domain requirement (than GMS). They are built for industry sectors such as Sales, Services and Marketing to manage customer relationships. Avoid making a costly mistake by trying to twist a CRM into a grant management system!

Software Release

What’s new in OmniStar 5.0?

OmniStar 5.0 ushers in significant improvements to existing features & user experience, in addition to introducing several new features to provide more flexibility and configurability for end users.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.9?

From application status and version control to tracked changes and COI, OmniStar 4.9 is truly intelligent. Lift performance and get more control from end-to-end.

OmniStar Ethics

Managing your ethics review panels

Managing ethics review panels can be a difficult & complex task. Add to that the need to manage the meetings, decisions and communication and the task can be complicated and time-consuming.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.8?

OmniStar 4.8 heralds a host of updates for our end – users. Login and enjoy a new and improved external portal, as well as an updated application viewer.


ORCID Integration

The Australasia ORCiD Consortium, launched in April 2015, to provide a national approach to adoption and integration of ORCiD. Since then, universities have been encouraging researchers to create and include their ORCiD unique identifier when applying for grants

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.5?

Major changes available in Omni 4.5 include improvements to the review process and the introduction of new features such as meetings and generic forms.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.7?

Several important changes have been added to OmniStar 4.7, these include improved navigation, a configurable homepage, enhanced meeting functionality.

Media Release

OmniStar Ethics, the platform for REGIS

We are proud to announce that OmniEthics has been announced the platform for NSW Health’s Research Ethics and Governance Information System (REGIS).

Software Release

What’s new in OmniStar 4.6?

Huge improvements have been made to our feature stack. The most notable being the ORCiD integration, ensuring Universities and Institutions have a single source of truth for their data.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.4.1?

Significant improvements to existing features with a number of new features that provide more flexibility and configurability for end users

OmniStar Research

Overcoming research management challenges

Research has grown at 3.71% from 2010 to 2014. Although this is a good sign of a thriving industry, various problems come with it. In this article, we will discuss top hurdles that research administrators and managers are facing and how they can manage it.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.4?

OmniStar 4.4, brings users increased performance and better user experience with the ability to set and forget new interactive user-friendly data migration tool interface. Users can now also schedule emails to be sent out at a specified time.

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What’s new in OmniStar 4.3?

OmniStar 4.3 includes the introduction of application track changes, data migration tools, and a new and improved external portal.

OmniStar Ethics

Human Research Ethics Application

In 2016, The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, developed a new ethics application form which completely revolutionised the way in which research data is collected in human research tests.


Why Smartforms solve so many problems!

The rise of the digital era has seen the death of many once-loved items, think CD players, basic hand – held calculators and address books. Smartforms now bridge the gap between paper and electronic, solving the problems faced with each.

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