Agricultural Research Management System (ARMS) is an important tool developed and implemented in ICAR to monitor and assess scientific achievements. This system will be used for information management and evaluation of scientific research of the Council based on the information submitted by scientists in this system. Achievements is to be uploaded in the system monthly on completion. The information submitted by scientist will be duly verified by Reporting Officer, PME In-charge and Reviewing Officer at various stages in a prescribed time period. Scientists would be able to connect the research they are undertaking to the priorities of the Government, Council, Region and Institute and these priorities would be mapped by a proposed Standing Committee on Research in the Council. System has inbuilt mechanism to score the performance of individual scientist based on achievements uploaded. Scoring criteria is based on ASRB Score Card (70% weight age) and Annual Assessment Report( 30% weight age). The scores obtained will be normalized within the discipline and then ranking within the discipline will be displayed on the individual dashboard.
All scientists will have required to enter the information into the system only once, this would save the scientist from the hassle to provide information many times for different requirements. System will have provision to provide various information in report formats (Monthly progress report of Division/Institute/SMD/Annual report material of Institute). In future, information generated from this system will also be linked with different dashboards of Government of India. So, the System could help in monitoring and management of agricultural research on real time basis.