The JISC-funded ‘Research information management: Developing tools to inform the management of research and translating existing good practice’ project report was launched at Imperial College London on 27 August 2010 by Professor John Wood CBE. The event was a huge success and attended by over seventy-five stakeholders from across the sector. Attendees took part in two workshop exercises to discuss the project findings and suggested several mechanisms for taking forward the project’s recommendations.
Workshop 1: Best practice in implementation
- Establishing case studies of good IT governance within institutions
- More involvement of ‘intermediaries’ to translate research system requirements for system development
- Development of national data standards to build consistency in information systems
- Funding a further JISC project to assess and develop standard research performance measures
- Explore and develop a forum for funders, suppliers and institutional stakeholders to share knowledge and understanding
Workshop 2: Development of research information tools
- Exploration of high level commonality between research tools within the sector
- Partnership between institutions and suppliers to drive standards in data and systems
- Investigation of successful private sector initiatives and information systems that could be transplanted into higher education
Slides from the day will be uploaded to the findings and publications section.