We have submitted – and had accepted – the following proposal to the ARMA conference, as part of our project dissemination activities. The ARMA 2012 Conference will take place on 12th and 13th June at The DeVere Grand Harbour hotel, Southampton. We will share the poster itself on this blog shortly.
Poster Title: UKRISS – UK Research Information Shared Service Project
Abstract: The poster describes the work being carried out on the JISC-funded UKRISS project.
UKRISS is a 16 month project that began on 1st March 2012 with partners King’s College London (lead), British Library, Brunel University, Cottage Labs, euroCRIS, University of Exeter and University of Edinburgh.
The project will perform a detailed feasibility study of the requirements for a national research information management service based on the CERIF standard, which will provide an integrated approach to the gathering, analysis and dissemination of this information as required by funders. The feasibility study will recommend the most appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solution for research reporting across UK ROs. If appropriate and subject to its acceptance by JISC, the project will build and evaluate a pilot, proof-of-concept system for national research information reporting. The sustainability options for such a service will be considered and appropriate recommendations for its long-term viability, including the potential for scalability to a national production system will be made.
The poster will describe the approach and methodologies used and present some early findings of the project. A conference report and copy of the poster will be added later.