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Research Management Systems

In this video, Dr Lee Fallin introduces research management systems as a scholarly communication tool using WorkTribe at the University of Hull.

Research management systems are designed to support a significant proportion of the research and scholarly communication cycle. For this reason, research management systems are used by most universities and other large organisations that are engaged with research.


Research management systems vary from vendor to vendor. Common functionality includes:

1) Connection & collaboration: Helps researchers connect and discover opportunities for research.

2) Funding applications: Supports researchers in developing funding applications including workload allocation and staff costs.

3) Ethics: Manage the internal ethical clearance processes including dialogue.

4) Contracts & legal: Monitor workflows, manage contracts and audit.

5) Project management: Organise project timelines, budgets and progress.

6) Outputs: Manage and make outputs available. REF compliance.

7) Profiles: Facilitate staff profiles including automatic connections with repository outputs.

8) Impact: Build case studies and collate evidence.

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