Note there are more recent updates to this topic on this blog e.g.
I attended the UCISA Research Management Systems seminar at Liverpool yesterday.
There were several references to Outputs, Outcome, and Impact but like the rest of the sector concensus was that we should forge ahead with enhancing our systems and processes in preparation for collecting and managing. A bit chicken and egg since we don’t want to go too far down a route to have to amend. However we at Glasgow believe we can set up some additional entity types and fields that will manage a large percentage of this information and from where we can deliver reports once specifications are known. We don’t plan to create all of the detailed sub-types and fields suggested by RCUK but we will create some of the higher level types that can be used more generically.
I still hope that RCUK will decide to go for a lighter touch exercise initially and focus on fewer entities.
UCISA seminar details can be found at: