A loud message from our workshops and discussions is that RCUK should adopt one standard system for capturing research outcomes.
Comment from one of the focus group members that we’d like to ’emphasise that the research councils need to be pushed into moving to one single system (whatever this is), as soon as possible’.
In another development STFC e-VAL pilot is now live and runs till 26th July. A sample of academics with STFC awards have been asked to make returns. Research Organisation will be provided with results after the exercise closes. STFC plan to roll the data collection exercise out to the community later this year. The data collection is similar (but not the same as MRC). When I see the questions and Glasgow answers I will comment on this blog.