RCUK Subject Classifications Available for Download

January 30, 2013

The RCUK subject classifications that the University of Glasgow are trialling in our data registry are now available direct from the RCUK website.

See the following blog item on the ‘Engage’ project blog for more details.



Research Outcomes (ROS) Issues

March 13, 2012

Hello All,

Attached is a list of our key current issues in providing research outcomes to the RCUK Research Outcomes System (ROS).

We had a telephone conference with RCUK representatives  and we hope that a number of these will be resolved by improved communications planning.

I will revisit in a few weeks to see if some of these have been resolved.

Issues Log

Impact and Research Methodology

March 6, 2012

A post regarding impact and research methodology that may be of interest – see our Engage project blog:



Non-Publications Outputs

February 8, 2012

I just sent this email to the RCUK Outcomes Team and hopefully will be able to progress preparations for bulk upload of non-publications data.

I have got a file that we ran back in Nov for items that cover broadly:

1) Further funding

2) Collaboration/partnership

3) IP and Exploitation – licence is a clear award type on our system, spin-outs possibly defined by certain types of agreement e.g. company formation, articles of association

We have distinct award types that map well I think to:

Sale of Physical Goods

Consultancy Projects

Provision of Facilities

Contract Research (note we’d have included this in further funding)

Provision of Training

Our internal categorisation is different but broadly could be mapped I think to RCUK preferences. 

Our high level mapping is available at:


We need clarification/method for managing collaboration/partnership e.g. is this solely for items that are not funded e.g. agreements rather than further funding which also has collaborations attached

I’d really like to try bulk uploading some of this to RCUK or providing it to someone who can do that and perhaps discuss a few of the issues so that we can be prepared to provide this tranche of information.



Other Research Outputs


We hope most of this will come from our repository along with the publication data.

Staff development – resides in our HR System and we still have some concerns about narrative but perhaps when we can we can provide a test for this data too?

Would it be any help to RCUK if I sent through some of the data we have on 1-3 above for comment?  I think it would be helpful to HEI’s to be able to explore this with RCUK as soon as possible as they are having to design systems and reports to supply the data.

Research Outputs Discussion Group

November 23, 2011

You may be interested in the more generic research outcomes discussion notes on our IRIOS2 blog: http://irios2.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/research-output-discussion-group/


RCUK Research Outcomes System Testing

October 14, 2011


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


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


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: