Sapphire Update - Current Issues
NHMRC would like to apologise to researchers and RAOs for the current issues being experienced with Sapphire. Resolution of these issues is a high priority for NHMRC and we are currently working to resolve them. We will provide further advice as it becomes available.

New User Account Registrations
NHMRC’s Research Help Centre (RHC) is experiencing a very high volume of new user account registration requests for Sapphire.

CIAs intending to apply for an Ideas Grant who do not yet have a Sapphire account must lodge their user request form with RHC no later than 12 noon AEST Wednesday 13 May 2020. Failure to do so may result in their application not proceeding.

New user account registration requests submitted after 12 noon AEST Wednesday 13 May 2020 will not be processed until the week of Monday 18 May 2020.

To accommodate processing the backlog of new user requests, NHMRC has moved the deadline for Ideas Grants Minimum Data to 5:00pm AEST Friday 15 May 2020.

Login and Account Activation

If you have an existing Sapphire account, Login as normal.

If you have an existing RGMS account, a Sapphire account has been created for you. Click below to Activate your account.

If you do not have an RGMS account, you may register for a Sapphire account. Click below to Register for an account.

Sapphire may be unavailable for regular maintenance on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 11.30am (ACT local time) and  Thursdays between 6.30am and 9am (ACT local time).  

Login   or   Activate my account   or   I need to Register

News, issues and announcements

NHMRC is pleased to announce the launch of Sapphire.

CV and Profile information in RGMS was migrated to Sapphire after 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. If you have edited your CV or Profile in RGMS after this date, you will need to make these changes to your Sapphire Profile.

Researchers are advised to login to Sapphire, click 'Profile' and review all data to confirm your information is correct. A summary of the key changes for Sapphire Profile and NHMRC's recommendations for checking your profile data is available here.


Assistance, support and feedback

If you require further assistance, please contact the Research Help Centre (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEDT/AEST)

T:   1800 500 983 (Australia)
    +61 2 6217 9451 (International)

We value any feedback you are able to provide. Please submit the feedback form to help us improve our service.

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Learning and training resources

Tutorials have been published to YouTube. A full list is available in our tutorials section.

Help (a list of frequently asked questions) is available to assist you in navigating Sapphire.

Tutorials Help

Grants to Build Australia's Future Capability

Open grant opportunities can be found at

Grant Connect