Impact and Research Methodology

March 6, 2012

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



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.





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:


Repositories and CRIS: Working Smartly Together

July 29, 2011

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

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

Event reviews: Repositories and CRIS- Working Smartly together

July 21, 2011

Event review: Repositories and CRIS- Working Smartly together.

Impact and Output Data Management

May 6, 2011

William Nixon will be updating the University of Glasgow Enlighten ( ePrints repository) blog with news about our developments for impact and output management.


Outputs and Impact Code for REF

March 15, 2011

The code we amended for use in our mini-REF exercise will be available soon.    We will advertise on this blog.

If you would like us to email you when it is released please email me

In a hurry to get started with the code?  We may be able to send you the zipped files and give you some support so please do ask.