RCUK Research Outcomes System Testing

October 14, 2011

Hi,

I have done a bit more testing in the current window provided to the group of HEI testers.

Not a lot more to report since my blog post on 14th September

https://researchoutcomes.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/rcuk-outcomes-system-comments/

but here is my updated list of issues:

RCUK Research Outcomes System – Tester Comments

If you would like to discuss any point feel free to comment using the button below or email me at valerie.mccutcheon@glasgow.ac.uk

 

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Efficiency of RCUK Outcomes System

September 15, 2011

I am attending the PURE UK User Group today to discuss the forthcoming launch of the RCUK Outcomes System. 

Dale Heenan and Helen Meade gave an overview of the current status of the project noting EPSRC, AHRC, BBSRC, and ESRC awards holder outcomes will be included from launch.

NERC have thier own system but expect them to review the situation and may join in the standard offering within a year.

MRC and STFC have e-VAL.

For the short term 4 systems will exist though the aspiration is that within 3-5 years all RC’s will share one outcomes reporting system.

The biggest concern is that we cannot bulk upload from research organisation systems.  It would be useful to have this live when the system goes live to avoid unnecessary duplicate data entry and data cleansing and checking.  RCUK are working with HEI’s on this but the timeframe is currently expected to be after go live so there is an issue.

Late October HEI’s will be given administrative access with go live planned for mid November.

 

 

 

 


RCUK Outcomes System – Comments

September 14, 2011

Attached my high level comments from my RCUK Outcomes System testing.  Template is as supplied by RCUK.

Will be discussing with peers from the PURE UK User Group tomorrow and will report back any interesting points.

RCUK Outcomes System – Observations


RCUK Outcomes System Testing

August 17, 2011

Hi All,

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.

 


IRIOS – Research Council Awards and Outputs

July 29, 2011

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

http://www.irios.sunderland.ac.uk/

http://www.irios.sunderland.ac.uk/index.cfm/2011/7/28/IRIOS-Workshop-Presentations

A report will be added to the blog soon.

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

http://www.irios.sunderland.ac.uk/index.cfm/2011/7/22/IRIOS-Demonstrator

 


Repositories and CRIS: Working Smartly Together

July 29, 2011

The slides from the event can be viewed via the download buttons at:

http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/repositories-and-cris-systems-working-smartly-together/

The event touched on impact, output, REF, RCUK outcomes, ePrints and more.


Research Council UK Reporting

July 29, 2011

The new Research Council Outcomes reporting system will be undergoing user acceptance testing with some HEI’s during August.  Glasgow will be one of the test organisations.  I will report back via this blog.

RCUK will update the webpage:

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/ResearchOutcomes/Pages/home.aspx

The spec is available on this blog:

https://researchoutcomes.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/specification-for-outputs-available-from-rcuk/

Happy to chat with people about the requirements. Please email me at valerie.mccutcheon@glasgow.ac.uk.  I will be on holiday first two weeks in August but will get back to you.