CERIF for Datasets (C4D) Project

October 6, 2011

Just started a new project with colleagues from other HEI’s and Research Council’s.  This one is looking at datasets specifically and how we might meet funder requirements in making these public.

See the blog at:



IRIOS – Research Council Awards and Outputs

July 29, 2011

The presentations from the recent IRIOS event and demonstration are available on the blog:



A report will be added to the blog soon.

You can also try the demonstrator yourself via the blog entry:



Data from Research Council Systems

June 15, 2011

Some of you may be interested in attending a workshop or commenting on a high level specification regarding making data about grants and outputs from Research Council systems available to Research Organisations.

The IRIOS project will be holding a workshop on 22nd July looking at findings from the project and practical usage of data from Research Council systems for HEI’s.

If you are interested in attending the workshop contact kathleen.callender@sunderland.ac.uk to book a place.

The workshop is free and will be held at Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London. WC2E 7EN


Starting at 11.00 a.m. and finishing no later than 4.00 p.m.

Further information can be found on the following web pages: 


IRIOS Functional Specification


Can’t come to the workshop but interested in commenting?  Please comment via the IRIOS blog or contact one of the team (includes me – valerie.mccutcheon@glasgow.ac.uk ) 

 We are very keen to hear from other HEI’s.

CERIF Explanation

May 3, 2011

A number of people have mentioned they would like to gain a better understanding of the uses and technical specification of CERIF.

There is some useful information available on the euroCRIS website:


There will be a CERIF Tutorial with the next euroCRIS Members’ Meeting in Bologna 26th-27th May. Slides will be made available from the following site:


Measuring Impact Under CERIF

March 11, 2011

Dear All,

You may be interested in the MICE project looking at measuring impact under CERIF.


The Enquire project itself is now closed however we will still be blogging news from the sector and the University of Glasgow via this blog and hope to work with the MICE team to further prepare for reporting on outcomes and impact.

Integrated Research Input and Output System (IRIOS)

February 15, 2011

You may be interested in a new JISC funded project led by Sunderland University in which the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews are partners.

The project is looking at re-use of data from Research Council’s systems and how this might benefit HEI’s.


Enquire Final Report

November 30, 2010

Here is the final report from this project.  Any questions or comments please use the comments button below or email Valerie.McCutcheon@glasgow.ac.uk

Enquire Final Report Enquire_final report_Nov 10

It seems that Research Council’s are working together towards standardising systems for output reporting which is very encouraging.  I expect it will take a while but will remain optimistic that we might get closer to one standard system in the longer term.

We will continue to update this blog as we further develop our processes.

Coming soon:

Comments on the ePrints Baazar event:


Comments on our recently completed internal mini-REF exercise.

Demonstration of our new Impact and Output screens – will be advertised soon for early 2011.