Let’s Talk : Interoperability between University CRIS/IR and Researchfish – a case study from the UK

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Title: Let’s Talk : Interoperability between University CRIS/IR and Researchfish – a case study from the UK
Authors: McArdle, IJ
Clements, A
Reddick, G
Viney, I
McCutcheon, V
Toon, J
Macandrew, H
Collet, S
Wastl, J
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Research funders and research organisations both require feedback on the progress, productivity and quality of the research they support. This information originates with researchers, but may be captured in a variety of systems including University CRIS/IR and funder systems. In 2014 all 7 national Research Councils (collectively referred to as RCUK) implemented a harmonised approach to the collection of research output data currently supported by Researchfish Ltd (referred to as the Researchfish® system). In 2016 this process is gathering feedback from over 60,000 researchers in all UK Universities, tracking more than £40billion of public and charity research investment and is adding to a dataset of more than 1 million outputs. Researchers, research managers and funders want to find ways to capture this data once and achieve wide re-use of the information. Working together University and Research Council officers, Researchfish Ltd. And Jisc have highlighted that it is important for the “interoperability” between research information systems to be improved. These organisations have started a programme of work to improve the flow of information between University and funder systems.
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2016
Date of Acceptance: 6-Jun-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/40801
ISSN: 1877-0509
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License
Journal / Book Title: Procedia Computer Science
Copyright Statement: © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V
Conference Name: CRIS2016
Keywords: research information management
system interoperability
current research information systems
research funders
08 Information And Computing Sciences
10 Technology
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2016-06-09
Finish Date: 2016-06-11
Conference Place: St Andrews
Open Access location: http://hdl.handle.net/11366/492
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