Create your GMS System Account


The Grants Management System (GMS) enables individuals to submit applications for funding electronically to Research Nova Scotia. It also enables certain authorized individuals to support, approve, monitor, administer and/or evaluate such applications while respecting the confidential nature of the information provided.

All information entered into this system will be managed and protected in accordance with applicable federal and provincial laws and policies as set out below, and in accordance with these Terms of Use.


Information provided will be transmitted to RNS in an encrypted file format and stored on a secure server.

Information collected using these web forms will be treated in strict confidence. In addition to the uses and disclosures outlined below it may also be used to identify and authenticate you when using the help desk or in the event that you forget your system account or password. Certain data requested at registration, such as your mother's maiden name and your date of birth, will be used only for authentication purposes.


I declare and attest that:

  1. I am an applicant, co-applicant, team member, institutional administrator, reviewer or observer for an RNS application.

  2. All the information I will provide will be accurate and complete. I agree to inform RNS immediately of any change to submitted information.

  3. I agree to abide by the strictest confidentiality with respect to my password. I also agree that I am fully responsible for the security of my password and that I will take all reasonable precautions to avoid disclosure to unauthorized individuals. I will notify RNS immediately if I suspect that the security of my system account or password logon information has been breached, or if I suspect that access to the GMS has been or may be used unlawfully or without my consent.

  4. I understand that all the information that I provide is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

  5. I understand that no changes will be made by RNS directly in any application or CCV submitted and that the CCV information received by RNS will be retained in a secure manner for my current and future use with the GMS. It is my responsibility to keep my CCV updated.

  6. I agree that RNS, in its sole discretion, is not required to accept any incomplete, inappropriate, inaccurate or late applications and that RNS, its staff, reviewers and funding partners will not be responsible for any incomplete, inappropriate, inaccurate or late applications. RNS may, where appropriate, reclassify or reject applications.

  7. I will not use or disclose any information that I obtain or view in connection with my permitted access to the GMS except for the purposes of my participation in the RNS process.

  8. I warrant that I will not use the GMS for any purpose that breaches confidentiality or privacy of others, is unlawful or prohibited by this subscription agreement or that in any way could damage or impair the system or interfere with any other party's use of the system. I will not obtain, or attempt to obtain, any materials or information through the GMS that I am not intended and authorized to access. NOTE: System activity is monitored. Unauthorized users risk prosecution.

  9. RNS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or restrict my access to the GMS and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

  10. If I wish to close my GMS account, I will contact RNS Help Desk.

  11. If I have any questions or concerns regarding these conditions of agreement, I can contact the GMS Help Desk at (902) 424-8833 e-mail

When I select "I accept" below, I confirm that I am in full acceptance of these RNS GMS Terms of Use and that this electronic acceptance is equivalent to my handwritten signature. I recognize and accept that this agreement applies in full to all applications, documents and communications I may submit, view or obtain electronically or otherwise relating to the RNS GMS and the operations of Research Nova Scotia.