Author Archives: Simon Waddington

UKRISS Final Report Released

The UKRISS final report has been released by Jisc in August and is available for download  here. Appendix 4 to the report can be downloaded separately. This comprises: A spreadsheet defining the UKRISS core profile and associated vocabularies. A set of examples of … Continue reading

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UKRISS Journal Paper published

A journal paper “Feasibility Study Into the Reporting of Research Information at a National Level Within the UK Higher Education Sector” has been published in the journal New Review of Information Networking. The paper is available as Gold OA and … Continue reading

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Business case for harmonisation of research information reporting

UKRISS Phase 2 has been focussing developing models which will support the reporting of research outcomes.  The intention is to enable a harmonised approach to collection and exchange of research information across higher education in the UK through the development of … Continue reading

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UKRISS interactions with HEDIIP and CERIF in Action

UKRISS recently contributed to the draft HEDIIP report “Creating and Managing a Data Model”, which investigated the feasibility of defining a data model which maps, across the HE lifecycle, the main entities, their relationships and their use in the various … Continue reading

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CERIF elements and vocabularies landscape survey

Landscape survey spreadsheet Brief notes   As part of WP4, particularly in preparation for its core component of CERIF mapping, it was decided to conduct a ‘landscape’ survey of existing practices and technologies. Specifically, this study examines the current element sets … Continue reading

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Regulatory Partnership Group spring conference

The Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) was asked by the Government in June 2012 to develop a new operating framework for higher education in England to take account of the new funding arrangements introduced in September 2012.  A vision was set out in the … Continue reading

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The Czech National CRIS

This post is the author’s understanding of a talk given at the CRIS 2012 conference by Jan Dvorak. The Czech national CRIS provides an interesting example of a very widely used and successful research information system that provides useful experiences … Continue reading

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UKRISS poster at CRIS 2012

The bi-annual CRIS 2012 conference took place in Prague from 6-9 June. It was the 11th international conference on Current Research Information Systems and attracted over 150 delegates, mainly from EU member states, but also from the Middle East, USA … Continue reading

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Inaugural UKRISS Steering Board Meeting

The UKRISS Steering Board met for the first time at King’s College London on 11th May. The Steering Board (SB) has ten members giving a wide representation of key stakeholders across the HE sector. The SB includes the JISC RIM … Continue reading

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The Exeter perspective

Dr Steve Trowell, Research Systems Project Manager at the University of Exeter, is a member of the UKRISS project board and brings knowledge of research processes and detailed understanding of systems integration and information management. Steve is responsible for the … Continue reading

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