Just started doing some testing of the RCUK outcomes system. Some initial thoughts that will be included in my feedback to RCUK and I expect they will publish a summary of feedback and future plans:
- Bulk upload is only currently available per award and only for outcome types publication and conference so this is very limited use
- Online definitions require a bit of rooting about to determine where certain information should go and there is potential overlap
- Concern over staff development data – people might inadvertently fill in something that is inaccurate or inappropriate – I am seeking advice from our HR department
I will look forward to moving towards an efficient solution to this requirement. At present I am not sure how we will minimise burden on staff and ensure useful information is provided to Research Council’s but thought process and discussion is on-going.