Improved Research Information
and Decision Management for
Strategic Advantage
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Dr Simon Kerridge
[email protected]
@SimonRKerridge
Director of
Research Services
University of Kent
Chair
ARMA
The Association of Research
Managers and Administrators
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Outline
• Strategic Ambitions
• Research Information
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• Decision Management
• Strategic Advantage
• Current Initiatives
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Context
• RMAs manage and support research…
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• Information (including about research outputs & projects)
• Pre-award [proposals] (inc OA costs)
• Post-award [projects] (inc APCs)
• Development / Planning
• Strategy / Policy (inc OA, RDM)
• Assessment (REF) / Governance
• Metrics (including citations, etc)
• Research Students
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Context
• Research Intensive
University in the UK
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• A European Presence
• A Worldwide network of strategic partners
• New UK Regional Grouping (Eastern ARC)
• Hundreds of research collaborations
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Strategic Advantage
• Research… Excellence
• External Funding
& Esteem
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• League Tables
• Attracting Staff
• Attracting Postgraduates
• Attracting Undergraduates
• Virtuous Circle ...
to achieve Strategic Ambitions
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Strategic Ambition
• Implies that
• You have a plan… with targets… and timescales
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• You know who your competitors are
• You have a baseline of information about you and them
• You measure progress against the targets …
• … to see if you have levered an advantage
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Strategic Ambitions
http://www.kent.ac.uk/researchservices/about/research-strategy.html
• The university will increase the volume and intensity of
world leading research across the whole of its
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disciplinary range
• A growing proportion of research activity will be
interdisciplinary and involve partnerships with other
research institutions
• The university will more deliberately seek ways to
ensure that its research has beneficial impacts within
its region and more widely
• All teaching will be supported by research activity; all
students will have contact with the best researchers
and their ideas and findings
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Measurable Objectives
1. Research grant income per HEFCE-funded member
of staff in allTraining
subject
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average of our Peer Group
2. The numbers of research students, post-doctoral and
research staff, and externally funded research fellows
per HEFCE-funded member of staff will reach at least
the average levels attained by our Peer Group in
most subject areas
3. Citation rates per staff member will be comparable to
those in our Peer Group across the University’s
subject range
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Measurable Objectives
4. Research performance in disciplines newly
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at the
University and on the newer
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campuses at Medway, Brussels and Paris will
demonstrate clear progress towards the overall
research ambition
5. The University will, in the overall context of a
research-led institution, increase the number of
research areas where the University is recognized as
class-leading. These are likely to include cross
disciplinary and cross institutional collaborations.
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Measurable Objectives
6. The University will continue to establish formal
research partnerships and consortia with other
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related organisations. These
partnerships will increasingly drive the content and
direction of the university's research, teaching and
supervision.
7. The University will establish mechanisms that record
the impact of its research both within and beyond
academe and inform the further development of
mechanisms at university, faculty and school levels
that deliberately advance impact. It will develop and
implement a strategy to support greater engagement
with its research by relevant stakeholders and the
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wider public.
Measurable Objectives
And Finally…
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8. The University will upgrade its research
management and administration systems and
strengthen the use of research data including
integration with research governance information, the
achievement of open access targets, and
development of research data holdings.
Which of course is required to measure/achieve 1..7
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Research Information
• Need to know what information you want …
• … to know what
data to collect.
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• Your plan (or strategy) will identify this / your benchmarks
• Eg Kent Strategy implies…[Peer Group]
• Staffing [all]
• Projects (Proposals?) [1]
• PGRs, PDRAs, RFs [2]
• Publications & Citations [3]
• Partners [6]
• Impact [7]
• And all of the above [4, 5]
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Decision Management
• Who should we
support? (individuals, groups)
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• Which partners should we work with?
• Which activities should we prioritise?
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Current Initiatives
• CERIF
• CASRAI
• ORCID
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• GtR, G4HE [Research Fish, ROS]
• Snowball Metrics
• Altmetrics, ( eg Public Engagement)
• REF
• RDM
• League tables
• KRIMSON
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ORCID
• http://orcid.org/
(including http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4094-3719)
• Now nearly a Training
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old, has >250,000 records
• 82 organisational members
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Gateway to Research
• GtR Beta: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/
• Gateway for Higher
Education (G4HE)
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http://g4he.wordpress.com/
• IRIOS-2
irios2.unis4ne-system.net
GUEST/guest
RMAS
RC SSC
Import
UNIS
Filter
Sunderland
ePrints
Glasgow
ePrints
St Andrews
PURE
Query
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Collaborative
research app
development
Maintain
output types
&
relationships
Reconcile
finance &
grant status
info
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GtR
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G4HE
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Snowball Metrics
• http://www.snowballmetrics.com/
• INPUT METRICS
• Applications Volume
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• Awards Volume
• PROCESS METRICS
• Income Volume
• Market Share
• OUTPUT METRICS
• Scholarly Output
• Citation Count
• h-index
• Field-Weighted Citation Impact
• Outputs in Top Percentiles
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• Collaboration
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Example Snowball Metrics
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Alt Metrics
• Social Media
• Public Engagement
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• Profile… Impact?
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REF2014 quality profiles
http://www.ref.ac.uk/
Overall Profile for each Panel
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Quality level 4*
3*
2*
1* u/c
% of Research
20
Activity
25
25
15
65%¹
15
15%¹
Research Outputs
4 world leading
3 international excellence
2 internationally recognised
1 nationally recognised
Unclassified – not research or
nationally recognised
20%¹
Research Environment
Research Impact
4*
3*
2*
1*
u/c
4*
3*
2*
1*
u/c
4*
3*
2*
1*
u/c
15
25
35
15
10
25
25
15
20
15
30
20
10
20
20
¹ These weightings fixed for all UoAs
Results will be used for funding from 2015/2016
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Research Data
• ‘Publication’
• Usage (‘citation’)
• Support (eg DCC):
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/
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• C4D
•
http://cerif4datasets.wordpress.com/
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THE Methodology
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Citation Analysis
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KRIMSON
• Use the RMAS Procurement framework
• http://www.rmas.ac.uk/
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In Summary
• Strategic Ambition (eg increase league table position)
• Research Information
(eg #citations [field weighted!])
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• Decision Management (eg promote Open Access)
• Build a system… eg KRIMSON
• Collect the RI to inform the DM to achieve the SA
• Simple!
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Questions
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How many bears in the presentation?
[email protected]
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@SimonRKerridge
References
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http://cerif4datasets.wordpress.com/
http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
http://irios2.unis4ne-system.net (GUEST/guest)
http://orcid.org/
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http://paperscape.org/
https://www.arma.ac.uk/professional-development-framework
http://www.converis5.com/
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/
http://www.kent.ac.uk/researchservices/about/research-strategy.html
http://www.ref.ac.uk/
http://www.rmas.ac.uk/
http://www.snowballmetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/snowball-metrics-recipe-bookupd.pdf
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-12/worldranking/methodology
KRIMSON - [email protected]
[email protected]
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@SimonRKerridge
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