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Research Information Management Systems

SPIN Funding Database

SMU is a member of the South African Research Information Systems (RIMS) Consortium, and as such has unlimited access to InfoEd’s Sponsored Programme Information Network (SPIN) funding opportunity database. SPIN is web-based for access from anywhere, easy to use out-of-the-box, and can be customized to bring back precisely the results you want. Perfect for both individual and administrative users, SPIN offers active searching, automated opportunity matching, and daily opportunity notifications
Find What You’re Looking For SPIN provides intuitive and easily customizable access to the most extensive research funding opportunity database on earth. Tools are provided that are geared towards both individual and administrative users, and SPIN provides both active searching as well as automated, daily opportunity notifications.
The researchers are allowed full access to the database while on campus. For more information on SPIN, please enquire on 0125213965 OR email

Workshops and courses

On an annual basis, the Research Directorate hosts various Research Development workshops and courses aimed at Emerging and Established Researchers within the SMU community. For a full year programme see the calendar.

Currently closed Course: REME
Currently closed Workshop: Supervisors
Currently closed Workshop: Post-Graduate Dissertation Writing
Currently closed Workshop: Abstract Writing
Currently closed Workshop: Oral and Poster Presentation Skills
Currently closed Workshop: Statistics for Clinicians
Th 4 Seminar: Ethics
Wed 17 Workshop: Academic Writing
Th 18
Tu 23 Event: Research Days Academic Programme
We 24
Th 25
To be announced
To be announced

For further information please contact:
Ms Elsie Monkwe Or Ms Annah Letlhare
Office number: Clinical Pathology Building, Fifth Floor, Room S524
Telephone: 012 521 3698