Research
Outcomes
Project
Darren Hunter - EPSRC
Dale Heenan - ESRC
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.
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
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
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
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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
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:
www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/ResearchOutcomes/
• Email: [email protected]
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Research Outcomes Project