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1 Research Outcomes Project Darren Hunter - EPSRC Dale Heenan - ESRC

2 Background The collection of outputs and outcomes by AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC Research Outcomes is based on the new ESRC Research Catalogue (based on Microsoft Zentity 2.0) Extended to meet the requirements of all four Councils –New approach after the 2009/10 OOCS project –Significant cost savings and no ongoing licence fees…. MRC and STFC use e-Val By November 2011, all Research Councils will be collecting outputs and outcomes.

3 Benefits Evidence base to demonstrate the economic impact that results from investment in the research base Data can be collected at any time once the grant is awarded Tools to avoid duplication of effort To enable “submit once, deposit many times” Will help in making research outputs accessible to others

4 How will it work? Grant Holders contacted directly –Option to delegate data input to Co-I or administrator –Uses existing Je-S login details –Every grant for last 5 years Institutional user to provide an overview

5 Key features Grant holders can… –Web Form upload All outputs and outcomes –Bulk upload with a spreadsheet Limited to publications and conference related Universities/Institutional Repositories can… –auto-generate the bulk spreadsheet and upload –deposit outputs with SWORD –harvesting through OAI-PMH supported



8 Outcome Types – Categories Publications Other Research Outputs Collaboration/Partnership Further Funding Staff Development Dissemination/Communication IP and Exploitation Award/Recognition Impact RCs are working with HEFCE to ensure that Outcomes and Outputs collected are in line with the classifications to be used for the Research Excellence Framework

9 Management Information Microsoft Reporting Services –internal reports to start with –institutional reporting being considered… Some Research Councils will extract data and integrate with their existing MI systems Potential for an RCUK Grants on the Web

10 Forward look Automated deposit of Research Outputs (priority) Adopt standards such as CERIF for the exchange of data between HEI’s, RCUK and HEFCE Allow upload against multiple grants Metadata look up from Web of Knowledge, PubMed, UK PubMed Central, Nielsen Book Data and Scopus Receive deposits direct from Publishers…


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