Funding Information Linked to Outputs

Hi All,

A short poll has been done by UKCoRR.

The background is:

All UK Research Councils have OA mandates which require copies of peer review publications to be deposited into ‘appropriate OA Repositories’. Councils wish to monitor compliance with these mandates and hope in (the near) future to be able to do this by harvesting from Institutional and Thematic Repositories any publication where a Research Council is mentioned in the “funder” field.

At the University of Glasgow, as some of you may know from our presentations and blog entries, we have associated award information from our Research System with items in Enlighten (our repository).  So it is easy for us to provide the funder name and grant reference and any other information we hold about awards.  We currently do not show the grant reference on our repository but that is easy to amend if we wish to do so.

If  Research Council’s require comprehensive output information from us via an extract from our systems we need to have a drive internally to encourage completion and ensure any gaps are filled. 

I suspect many other organisations do not have funder information associated with the publications.

It will be interesting to see the results.

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