Web Access Research Portal

WARP Help

General

WARP reports allow you to directly interrogate live data held on the Research Management Data Base (RMDB). WARP Reports have been designed with user needs in mind, however if you have a suggestion for modifying a report or ideas for a new one, please let us know via email.

If you are a current UTAS employee please use your standard UTAS credentials to log on.

Access your WARP pages here.

Printing Your Research Portfolio

For members of staff who wish to generate a full WARP report, go to the Portfolio and Preferences Menu and click Print Research Portfolio.

Key Word Search

The Key Word Search allows you to find individuals based on their research activity. Users enter a word and start the search. WARP returns a list of names that have research activity matching your search word. The names are displayed in descending order based on the number of 'hits'

To assist the user in determining the success of their search, the number of 'hits' are displayed. In determining a 'hit' the system matches the search word to the words associated with the FOR code that the researcher has nominated for each of their research activities and output.

The search can be performed by matching any of the words in the search criteria (default), or the user can nominate to search for all words in the criteria to narrow down their search. For example searching on the words 'Special Education' in the default mode would match activity to over 30 FOR codes. By setting the option to search for all words, the results would be limited to matches against only two FOR codes.

Honorary Research Associates are flagged in the Hon column but a circle. Clicking on the name will run the Individuals Report for the nominated person.

Individuals Report

The User selects a researcher by typing in a surname - a list of people with that surname are displayed and the user chooses the one required. Alternatively, the person selected from the Key Word Search is used.

All records where the selected researcher is named as a chief investigator, supervisor or author are listed (except for grant or consultancy records that have a confidentiality agreement associated with them). Publications for the previous year are only available after 1 July.

The output of the report includes:

  • Researchers Name (email hyperlink for current staff)
  • School
  • Start Date (first commenced with UTAS)
  • Funded Projects
    • Research Team
    • Initial Year
    • Duration
    • Funding Body or Client
    • Award Type
    • Title
    • Collaborating Partners
  • Graduate Research Supervision
    • Name (if a current student this is an email hyperlink)
    • Degree
    • Type of Supervision (Research, Associate or Consultant)
    • Title
    • Date Completed (for past graduands)
  • Publications
    • Citation format

Personal Preferences

Staff can provide their personal web site address, so that it appears alongside their name in the key word search and on the individuals report.

Status Report

Level two access is required to successfully run this report.

Based on the users ID, the report generates a list of grants, consultancies and ethics projects. Each of these lists is divided into current projects and those in progress.

Destination

Many of the WARP reports described below allow you to choose the destination of the report. The options are Normal or Excel.

Normal: Selecting normal means that the report output will be displayed in your current browser window

Excel: Means that the browser will attempt to pass the report directlry to Excel. (This is the quicker option for large reports as the file does not have to be loaded in your browser). You will be advised by a message when the file is ready.

Publication List

Level two access is required to successfully run this report.

Based on the users ID, the report generates a citation listing for the year range selected. The listing is sorted by category and year. You can opt to send this to a file or view it in the browser (see above for more information).

Funded Research

Level two access is required to successfully run this report.

Based on the users ID, the report provides a listing of all currently funded projects (grant and/or consultancy) for the year range selected.

Research Activity

Level three or four access is required to successfully run this report.

This report allows the user to run a Status Report for all staff in the school or college that the user has access to. You can opt to send this to a file or view it in the browser (see above for more information).

Funded Projects

Level three or four access is required to successfully run this report.

The user selects a year and if the report is to include grants or consultancies (or both). An AOU restriction (ie: investigator, responsible, money) must also be selected. This will determine if the report lists all the projects where staff from that AOU are named as CI's, or list those that the AOU is responsible for, or list those where the AOU is receiving some credit for the projects.

The user can also nominate if the report is only to include ACG funded projects and/or initial projects only.

The output is the same as the Funded Research report, except it includes data for the school or college that the user has access to. You can opt to send this to a file or view it in the browser (see above for more information).

Management Report

Level three or four access is required to successfully run this report.

The Management Report provides the following data, displayed by month. The report also provides Year to Date, Same Time Last Year and Total for Last Year values for each data type. The default date is today, however this may be changed to run the report for another period. You can opt to send this to a file or view it in the browser (see above for more information).


Grants

  • Number of Draft Applications Submitted
  • Number of Final Applications Submitted
  • Amount Requested
  • Number of Grants Signed by Uni
  • Number of Successful Grants
  • Value of Successful Grants

Consultancies

  • Number of new Notifications of Involvement
  • Number of Project Submissions Submitted
  • Number of Successful Contracts
  • Value of Successful Contracts

Ethics

  • Number of new Animal Applications Submitted
  • Number of new Animal Projects Approved
  • Number of new Human Applications Submitted
  • Number of new Human Projects Approved

Research Management Plan Data

Level three access is required to successfully run this report.

This report contains most of the research data required to complete the Schools Research Management Plans:

  • Number of Academic staff directly involved in theme area research
  • Number of staff who are research active
  • Number of Publications
  • Number of Grants
  • Total External Research Funding
  • Total dollars from SPIRT grants
  • Total dollars from Consultancies