Author Archives: Christopher Brown

About Christopher Brown

Senior Co-design Manager (Research) at Jisc.

Prediction Markets – FAQs

This post has been written by Dr Jacqueline Thomson, Research Associate at the School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol. Introduction From our previous blog post (Prediction markets: a new tool to help assess research quality), we’ve received some questions and comments that we thought it would be useful to collate, together with our response. … Read more

Weighing up opportunities and challenges: The potential for a grant application analytics service

By Andrea Chiarelli, Rob Johnson and Ian Carter  In the context of the Jisc Research Analytics project, Research Consulting and Carter Research Navigation have been engaging universities, funders and technology providers to investigate views around a grant application analytics service leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and text and data mining (TDM) techniques. We used a mix … Read more

Research analytics service: From defining the problem to refining the solution

Introduction In my previous post (Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions) I gave an overview of the project, some background to research analytics at Jisc, and details on the discovery phase for a Research Analytics Service. In this post I’m going to update you on the progress made in the first … Read more

Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions

Introduction Jisc members are increasingly looking at the opportunities of using data to inform their planning and the way they pursue their own diverse missions. At Jisc, we’ve been looking at the potential of analytics services related to research that can support universities in making better decisions. In a recent blog post – Jisc, research … Read more

Organisation Identifiers – the requirements for a trusted registry solution

The argument for unique, persistent and open persistent identifiers is one that is strong and difficult to argue against, particularly in the world of research when trying to link all the disparate research outputs to the research lifecycle. An example of such an identifier, and one that has proved to be successful, is the ORCID … Read more

Next Generation Research Environments – recommendations and next steps

Background At the end of 2016 we launched the latest co-design challenge. Two of the challenges had a research focus and aim to address some of the fundamental issues universities are facing with the advances of technology in research – Digital Skills for Research and Next Generation Research Environments. Following a period of consultation and … Read more

Research software sustainability workshop report

Introduction Research data management, preservation and sustainability, are issues frequently discussed and is even the theme of this blog. However, data is just one, albeit extremely important, output of research and often the software that has been used to produce much of this data is overlooked. There is often a dependency between the two but, … Read more

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Solutions for Paperless Research

Introduction For researchers working in labs the importance of recording experiments, results, workflows, etc in a notebook is engrained into you as a student. However, these paper-based solutions are not ideal when it comes to sharing and preservation. They pile on desks and shelves, vary in quality and often include printed data stuck in. To … Read more

Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK Workshop

Introduction At the beginning of this month we hosted our first Research Data Alliance meeting in the UK. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a unique community-drive organisation of over 4,500 volunteers, over 44 organisations, from 115 countries, but with a shared interest to discuss and develop ‘data bridges’ to enable open data sharing across … Read more