How can BWSim-5G and 5G-Toolkit be useful for Academia?

can these tools be used for standards-based research ?

Yes, The 5G-Toolkit provides a rich library of functions and modules to design algorithms for 5G and Beyond wireless systems. It implements standards complaint downlink and uplink chains to perform multicell, link level, and system level simulations. It support variety of realistic antenna models, simulation models and channels to facilitates the users to carry out standards-based research, development and testing.