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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.
The vast majority of universities use a research management system. Here is an example of what we   use at the University of Hull, Worktribe. As a  member of staff and researcher at the university   I’m able to have a Worktribe profile. Here i put my biography research interests and some details   about me as well as connections to other social networks. The main function of this tool, however,   is for me to record my research outputs. This  is a requirement for the university to be able   to record and assess the research outputs that I have. You’ll see here people are able to navigate   my research output i’m also able to record  my qualifications and any recognition that   I have.
This is a great way for me to showcase my professional profile within a university system.   Why not inquire with your university’s research office to see what system they have in place.

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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