Darren Hunter - EPSRC
Dale Heenan - ESRC
• The collection of outputs and outcomes by AHRC, BBSRC,
• 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.
• 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
How will it work?
• Grant Holders contacted directly
– Option to delegate data input to Co-I or
– Uses existing Je-S login details
– Every grant for last 5 years
• Institutional user to provide an overview
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
Outcome Types – Categories
Other Research Outputs
Further Funding
Staff Development
IP and Exploitation
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
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
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…
Further Information
• Regularly updated news page:
• Email: [email protected]

Research Outcomes Project