I’ve spent most of today updating our mapping of RCUK types to REF, HEBCIS and University of Glasgow databases.
Looks like RCUK and REF impacts specification is more or less the same so hopefully the terminiology can be standardise or at least clearly mapped – at present HEI’S would need to fill in different fields for the same purpose – one standard set of fields would be good. I’ve asked RCUK for a view on this.
The RCUK specification also requests funding scheme and there may be some questions specific to certain funding schemes so we will look at adding that data to the information we take from our Research award records and attach to research outputs in the repository.
Will update soon with more thoughts on potential issues (and hopefully solutions!)