Let's talk – interoperability between university CRIS/IR and Researchfish: a case study from the UK

Anna Clements, Gavin Reddick, Ian Viney, Valerie McCutcheon, James Toon, Hamish Macandrew, Ian McArdle, Sophie Collet, Juergen Wastl

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    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, and for funders in the USA, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands, tracking more than £40billion of public and charity research investment and is adding to a dataset of more than 1.5 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 bi-directional flow of information between University and funder systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)220-231
    Number of pages12
    JournalProcedia Computer Science
    Early online date21 Mar 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational Conference on Current Research Information Systems: Communicating and Measuring Research Responsibly: Profiling, Metrics, Impact, Interoperability -
    Duration: 9 Jun 201611 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 13th


    • research funding
    • CRIS
    • interoperability
    • Researchfish
    • research outcomes

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