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Research Information System (RIS)

Ryerson’s Research Information System is a database for recording information about research projects under the administration of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI), in collaboration with the Financial Services Research Accounting team.

Request access or log in to the Research Information System, opens in new window by visiting the OVPRI website.

Learning to use RIS

Learning and instruction is recommended for users new to the Research Information System. There are two learning options to choose from.

In-person workshops

Workshops are facilitated one-on-one to allow your introduction to the RIS to be specific to your research project and its activities. To arrange a one-on-one workshop, contact your research financial analyst.

Self-service tutorials

The Research Information Systems Online Training tutorials provide a self-paced online learning option for those wishing to direct their own learning. The self-service tutorials are available in four different modes so you can choose the approach that best suits your learning style:

  1. See it. View a specific task in a video-like environment.
  2. Try it. Interact with the RUFIS software to try to complete a task yourself. If you get stuck, the software will show you how to resolve the issue.
  3. Know it. Test how well you know the process before completing the “real” task in the financial system. Only you will know your score.
  4. Do it. Ready to complete a task in the financial system? This mode provides a pop-up window that provides a step-by-step breakdown of that task.

Research cost centres

The RIS consists of information on externally-funded research projects. To find these projects in the system, search for cost centres within the following ranges:

  • 1-51-50000 to 1-51-54999
  • 1-51-56000 to 1-51-56999.

If you’re looking for info regarding cost centres outside of these ranges, visit the Ryerson University Financial Information System (RUFIS or Oracle), opens in new window.

Research-related account codes

A number of account codes are frequently used in the RIS when reporting research-related expenses. If you’re unsure of which code to use, please contact your research financial analyst.

Compensation-related account codes:

Code

Description

6510

Fellowship Payment

6512

Fellowship PhD (Foreign)

6550

Masters- Grad Stipend

6562

Masters-Grad Stipend (Foreign)

6561

PhD- Grad Stipend

6563

PhD- Grad Stipend (Foreign)

6124

R.A. - Bachelor Students

6128

R.A. - Masters

6131

R.A. - Masters (Foreign)

6127

R.A. - Non Students

6129

R.A. - PhD

6132

R.A. - PhD (Foreign)

6130

R.A.-Bachelor (Foreign)

6511

Research Associates

6315

Support: Long-Term Temporary

6316

Support: Short-Term Temporary

Non-salary expense account codes:

Code

Description

7748

Accommodation: Canada

7752

Accommodation: International

7305

Accountable Advances

7734

Airfare: Canada

7742

Airfare: International

8380

Audit Fee

7051

Book/Pamphlet

7671

Brokerage Fees

7301

Business Entertainment Expense

8068

Chbk ‐ Equipment Rental

8011

Computer Equip: Non Capital <$5000 (particularly for the research project)

7772

Conference/Workshop Registration

8309

Consulting: Others

8308

Consulting: Research

7251

Courier Services

8032

Equipment: Capital>$5000

8031

Equipment: Non Capital<$5000

8034

Equipment: Rental

7667

Freight

7776

Local Transportation

7155

Photocopy: Chargeback from RU

7255

Postage

7180

Print Brochure/Posters/Flyers

7162

Print Publications

7160

Printing: External

7053

Professional Membership Dues

7065

Program Activity Expense (e.g. participants' fees)

7050

Publication/Subscription

7360

Service: Professional

8051

Software:Non Capital (software that RU does not provide)

7091

Supplies: Workshop/Lab

7778

Taxi Expense

7711

Travel Advance

7731

Travel Expense

7764

Travel: Car Rental