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ResearchMaster Pty Ltd is the leading provider of higher education research management solutions in Australia and New Zealand. ResearchMaster’s a highly automated, fully integrated, research management system has been designed, developed and is supported in Australia and manages every aspect of higher education research including;

  • Higher Degree Research (HDR)
  • Grants Management
  • Ethics Applications
  • Contracts Management
  • Outputs, ERA & Impact

ResearchMaster’s HDR solution manages and monitors the entire HDR candidature lifecycle from application and enrolment through to submission, examination and completion.

The ResearchMaster Difference

ResearchMaster delivers critical integrations, time saving eForms and powerful reporting to streamline and automate processes so that you can provide a better research experience for your students and supervisors.



SkillsForge is a software as a service solution, available through any modern browser, that has been purpose built for universities across the world.  Built on leading edge technologies SkillsForge delivers significant benefits across the HDR candidature journey from Admission to Examination and through its powerful Skills Assessment, Development Needs Analysis and Course Booking functionality .

The solution automates previously manual, and/or fragmented processes, and captures all data related the student’s journey for later interrogation by SkillsForge’s integrated business intelligence reporting solution.  SkillsForge integrates easily with other institutional systems including 2 way data integration and single sign on, significantly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of universities.

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ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities by managing the largest repository of graduate dissertations and theses – in excess of 5 million works – representing longstanding partnerships with more than 700 academic institutions worldwide.  Powerful platforms, workflow solutions and digitisation services help researchers find, distribute, and access current and archival content needed to support scholarship.  ProQuest is recognized as an Offsite Digital Repository by the U.S. Library of Congress.  Based locally in Melbourne, the company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA with clients in 150 countries worldwide.