Related JISC Funded Projects

May 18, 2010

Just back from a lovely holiday in Northern Ireland.  Prior to that I attended a JISC programme meeting to outline what we are doing with the Enquire project and to hear what the other projects in the programme are planning.

The projects are:

CRISPool, University of St Andrews
Using CERIF-XML to integrate heterogeneous research information from several institutions into a single portal

Enquire – University of Glasgow
Enrich and Research Outputs and Impact

RIM Tools, Imperial College
Developing tools to inform the managment of research and translating existing good practice

RIM Process Management, University of Huddersfield
Using Business Process Management Tools and Methods for Building Research Information Management

RIM Manager Role, University College
Defining a new role: the embedded Research Information Manager

Some of the points I found interesting were:

At the University of Glasgow we maintain the Unit of Assessment against each staff member in our Research System from where it is re-used in other core systems and rep0rts.  Some HEI’s do not have this database at all or are working on it.

One of the JISC projects is proposing providing a Research Information Management handbook for their academics.


‘Learning How to Play Nicely’

May 18, 2010

I attended a JISC/ARMA Repositories and CRIS event ‘Learning How to Play Nicely’ held at the Rose Bowl, Leeds Met University.

The event focussed on how Research Systems and Repositories overlap and how the teams that support these systems and processes work together to support research.

See the following links for more information and presentations:

Workshops Update

May 17, 2010

Places at the London and Glasgow Research Outcomes Workshops are filling up fast – many thanks to everyone who has shown such a positive interest in these events.

For those of you who will be unable to attend but would like to find out what was discussed and exchange ideas, why not follow us on twitter using #rcukworkshop? We’ll post a summary of the workshops on this blog and invite further comment from anyone unable to attend (as well as those who did!) and will consider any comments made for the final report that we will produce in August.