Forthcoming Workshops on Research Outcomes

April 14, 2010

I’ve started work on the workshops we are planning to host late summer.

These will probably involve discussion regarding ease and usefulness of capturing and reporting on a range of research outcomes and impacts, identification of key issues and some potential solutions, and an update on the Enquire project at the University of Glasgow.

 Target attendees are likely to be staff at HEI’s who will have to provide processes and systems for reporting to RCUK Outcomes but we’d also like some academics, and other stakeholders e.g. arts organisations, museums.    

Dates and venues to be confirmed soon.  Hopefully one workshop will take place in London, and one in Glasgow.


Output Types

March 19, 2010

This week, we’ve been having a look at the output types on the draft RCUK specification. I’ve asked our friends at RCUK when there might be more detail on the definitions as I think this will help enormously in getting our systems adjusted to support the requirements.

We’ve started our initial discussion document  with high level comments on mapping to our Repository, Research System and Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS)  so watch this blog for developments.

I’ve uploaded a copy of our Research System award types, some of which we will need to map to to RCUK types.  We regularly review and update this list with our Finance Office colleagues to ensure consistency and it will be updated again soon as we were discussing it yesterday and identified a couple of new requirements.  Award Types March 2010

Importantly we don’t plan to change all of our coding to match RCUK requirements.  We have different reports and flags to group data differently for different purposes.

I’ve also been chatting with a colleague at the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange who are particularly interested in managing information about the impact of Art.   This set of activities are of interest to RCUK but are often underrepresented in existing core University Systems.  More to follow on this soon.