Tamsin Burland on the CRIS2016 conference

CRIS systems going national and providing new avenues for research into research management Tamsin Burland, our research subject specialist reports on the CRIS2016 conference, where she delivered a session. The ‘CRIS2016’ conference, organised by euroCRIS, was held 8th -10th June at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.  This is a biennial conference focussed on … Read more

Research Data Shared Service – OR2016

This post is a companion to a poster on the Jisc Research Data Shared Service that John Kaye is presenting for Jisc at the Open Repositories conference this week in Dublin. You can download the poster [PDF] here: RDSS Poster Open Repositories June 2016 This post provides an overview of the current status of the … Read more

S-lab conference and equipment sharing

Last week, Martin Hamilton and I attended the S-lab conference at the BBSRC Rothamsted Research. S-lab is an initiative that supports world class science through engaging the discussion on efficiencies around laboratory equipment and facilities. The conference kicked off with a few keynote speakers. David Parfrey of BBSRC said that the recipe for a bioeconomy … Read more

Semantometrics: exploring full text research metrics

Petr Knoth and Dasha Herrmanova from the Open University have experimented with a new approach to research assessment metrics (semantometrics) which isn’t based on citation data alone but argues that the full text is needed to assess the value of a research article. This research supports the findings of the HEFCE Metrics Tide Report that proposed … Read more

Cameron Neylon on the open citations experiment

Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Library & Scholarly Futures blog has published a guest post by Cameron where he comments on the open citations experiment. The experiment investigated new forms of research citation and measures that could … Read more

International advances in digital scholarship – Jisc and CNI conference

In today’s scholarly communication environment, it’s easy to be heads down implementing various funder and government policy requirements on open access and research data management. For all involved in academic research, no matter whether as a researcher, managing services to support research, or providing oversight and leadership,  we all need to occasionally pause to take … Read more

IDCC 2016 – Jisc Research Data Shared Service Workshop

In this post Paul Stokes reports on the Jisc Research Data Shared Service workshop held at IDCC 2016 in Amsterdam on 22nd February 2016. At IDCC 2016 Jisc held a workshop to share some of our early experiences—and those of others—in putting together the requirements for the Jisc Research Data Shared Service Pilot.  Apart from sharing … Read more