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Workshop spaces available- book today!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are still places available for the IRIOS-2 Final Workshop to be held on Thursday 18th October in Newcastle.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the JISC funded IRIOS-2 project,view a demonstration of the system in action and network with colleagues who have been using CERIF.

 To find out more about this free event please visit the blog post –

To request a place please email



Research Classification

August 21, 2012 1 comment

As part of our ‘Engage’ project here at the University of Glasgow we have been looking at using research themes to facilitate discovery of information about research projects and thier outputs.

For the ‘Engage’ project we imported the list of RCUK research classifications to our demonstrator.

The IRIOS2 demonstrator illustrates we can obtain the Research Council classification and award data as an export from the Research Council systems and potentially use them as a basis for our ‘theme’ classification albeit we ‘only’ get classfications for some Research Council’s at present and not all RC’s or all funders.  This is a good potential base that could remove a portion of the data entry and be developed to facilitate assignation of standard research themes to all of our projects (and their outputs).

For this to work I think we’d need a robust central reference point of the Research Council themes (or  a standard UK/wider community set of themes).  The current IRIOS2 demonstrator include a number of other classifications which might be of use – e.g. FRASCATI, Eurostat 2007 NABS.

example of grant data in IRIOS2 demonstrator

example of grant data in IRIOS2 demonstrator

In addition IRIOS2 provides some good potential for cross-institutional collaboration ideas – simply using the Research Council themes – or potentially applying fuzzy logic and other ideas such as those we have developed in our Engage project for ‘internal’ and ‘external’ use.

Potentially in future we could get an electronic update of new awards with relevant info that we export into our systems (complete with Research Council classification where available).  This would cut out manual keying from award letters/emails, speed up process, improve synchronisation, and facilitates use of research themes for discovery of the activities and outputs.

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Research Information Management – Sharing Ideas

June 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Yesterday William Nixon gave an over view of research information management at the University of Glasgow to the Digital Curation Centre roadshow in Belfast. This included an overview of IRIOS2 as well as other projects. The slides can be seen at:


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Confidentiality and Open Access

May 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is a link to a post about Freedom of Information and IP protection on our sister blog:

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Non-Publication Output Types

May 1, 2012 1 comment

We have been considering which of the output types not often traditionally stored in Research Organisation core systems might be priorities for ‘CERIF’ying’

Based on the RCUK Research Outcomes list my initial suggestions to add to books, journals and publications are below. 

Note these are just my initial thoughts and the team may decided on different priorities.

Impact –  Research Organisations will need to work out internally how to deal with impact info for both REF and RCUK without giving out confidential info inappropriately and ensuring staff know data will be re-used (if we do plan to re-use info generically)

Key findings  





Dataset – this is being worked on by our sister project CERIF for Datasets


Logic – All except artwork and artefact (which could be de-prioritised) needed for reporting to REF/HEBCIS or other statutory returns as well as RCUK outcomes reporting.   

Audio Recording 


Creative – other




Lecture – also required for HEBCIS

All of the following are Esteem which is also required for REF:

Appointment to Editorial Board

Membership of Panel/Group

Other Award/Appointment

Degree/Other Honour

Research Prize


Honorary Degree

Fellowship of Learned Society

In all of this Research Organisations’s need internally to plan how to deal with various issues e.g. confidentiality but we can take that aside and we can discuss the internal communications ourselves.

EuroCRIS 2012 conference

April 4, 2012 1 comment

As part of the EuroCRIS 2012 conference in Prague, taking place in June, the IRIOS-2 project has had a poster accepted and submitted.

below is the poster that will be at the conference.


Research Staff Conference

April 4, 2012 2 comments

Today we have handouts of the IRIOS2 project poster available at our University of Glasgow Researh Staff Conference.

The speakers include representatives from the Scottish Funding Council, Wellcome Trust, and NERC.

We have a stand where we are disseminating information about this project along with other JISC projects as well as providing advice about data management and library support services.

The programme is available here for reference:

research staff conference

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