Grants. Ethics.
Research. Reimagined.

OmniStar is an industry leading, cloud-based, best practice grants, ethics and research management platform. It automates administration processes, soothes pain points and develops new insight and potent processes in organisations that make or receive grants, conduct or support research, or have an ethics focus.

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OmniStar complies with Gartner’s best practice for grants

Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has developed a model for best practice grants management. OmniStar complies with this model. Whether from the point of view of executives, grant program designers, grant policy makers or grant administration teams, and from government agencies to corporates, SMEs and not-for-profits, OmniStar gets grant management right.

OmniStar complies with Gartner’s best practice for grants

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OmniStar complies with Gartner’s best practice for grants

Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has developed a best practice model for grants management. OmniStar complies with this model. Whether from the point of view of executives, grant program designers, grant policy makers or grant administration teams, and from government agencies to corporates, SMEs and not-for-profits, OmniStar gets grant management right.

The OmniStar story

A thorough understanding of the key phases of the grant lifecycle is vital when developing and implementing a grants, ethics or research management solution.

OmniStar is a purpose built, state of the art, software-as-a-service platform incorporating the very latest principles, practices and standards for grants, ethics and research management. It has been developed over more than a decade of consultation with many of Australia’s leading research and grants institutions and now powers such institutions as the NHMRC.

OmniStar offers unparalleled control, visibility, governance and compliance capabilities.

So much more powerful than an off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all offering, OmniStar is a transformative platform with the potential to re-shape and enhance the research, grants and ethics landscape.

Lloyd Monahan
Project Manager, ARENA

Fit for purpose

The OmniStar platform can be designed into specific solutions for particular industries and needs. These are broadly split into three parts – OmniStar Ethics, OmniStar Grants and OmniStar Research. Each is an end-to-end management solution configured against Gartner’s best-practice model and designed to meet the unique needs of its end users.

Each solution enables a single source of data truth, meaning real-time information and analytics are available to all stakeholders around funds management, compliance, audit, approval management, safety and much more.

Processes are automated and simplified – audit reports can be generated with a few clicks, for example. Time-sequenced data from the fully integrated system can be analysed in countless ways to offer powerful insight, identify trends and reveal patterns that were not previously visible. Decisions can be informed by real facts and in real time.

Meaningful business intelligence populates personalised dashboards. The simple, intuitive platform enables users to be more productive and efficient. From reporting and accountability to relationship management, ethics, governance and compliance, OmniStar revolutionises the way projects, best practice grants and ethics are managed.

NHMRC transformation

The National Ethics Application Form (NEAF), widely used by researchers throughout Australia to submit ethics applications for review by a Human Research Ethics Committee, had numerous limitations. F1 Solutions implemented OmniStar Ethics, offering users a streamlined experience and integrating with third-party systems for digital submissions. This new system, the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA), replaced the existing platform and was a resounding success.

Trusted by some of Australia's largest organisations

Who we are

The OmniStar platform is developed and managed by F1 Solutions, a leading Australian technology provider and software developer trusted by client organisations, including major universities and government departments, since 1996.

At F1 Solutions we make technology simple, intelligent and accessible. We offer businesses a sharp, competitive edge and a better ability to develop and bring to market ideas that make the world a better place.

With OmniStar, we bring performance and innovation to an environment of discovery, knowledge, ethics and compliance. This aligns with our goal to make our clients’ lives simpler, better and richer, boosting their ability to do more good, be more productive and drive transformational change.

Our team

The OmniStar team is recognised across industries and sectors for its thought leadership, depth of talent and commanding understanding of the grants, research and ethics sectors. To find out more about the human capital that powers OmniStar, the individuals who are transforming universities, government entities, institutes, corporations, not-for-profits, research centres and more.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Download the grant management best practice guide

Gartner, the world’s leading research & advisory company,
has developed a model for best practice grants management. Download it here.