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RCUK Research Outcomes System Launched

RCUK has just announced the launch of their new Research Outcomes System (ROS). IRIOS-2 is working closely with the ROS team and in particular Dale Heenan.  ROS is a web-based system that allows users to provide research outcomes information to four of the Research Councils – AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC.

Readers may be interested in attending the forthcoming ARMA workshop `CERIF in Practice`, which will take place on 7th December in Newcastle. This one day seminar is a unique opportunity to understand CERIF: the standard for Research Information exchange that has recently been adopted by the UK. For further details and to book please visist the following page; ARMA CERIF Event.

Research outcomes information can be submitted to ROS under the following categories:

  • Publications
  • Other Research Outputs
  • Collaboration/Partnership
  • Further Funding
  • Staff Development
  • Dissemination/Communication
  • IP and Exploitation
  • Award/Recognition
  • Impact

Some key benefits and features of ROS are:

  • Outcomes can be added at any time during the lifetime of a grant and beyond, not just at the end as with a final report.
  • Existing data can be uploaded from HEIs own research information systems, helping to minimize duplication of effort in providing information to the Research Councils.
  • A bulk upload option allows multiple publications and conference related outputs to be submitted at the same time, saving time and effort.
  • HEIs have the ability to submit information to ROS on your behalf.
  • Access to ROS can be delegated to any other Je-S registered users, including joint investigators or co-investigators, and research managers.
  •  ROS takes account of and, where possible, accommodates the reporting requirements of other bodies, for example the UK Funding Councils’ Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data returns.
  • It will help the Research Councils to streamline final reports.

Further information about ROS is available here .

The bulk of this message is reproduced from an e-letter from Dr Sue Smart, Project Chair (RCUK)

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