Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises the standard required of researchers handling personal data. For researchers, it is still essential to be aware of and follow the best practices in their field or discipline. In addition, researchers now need to also identify the appropriate legal...
The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green OA through repository usage (HEFCE), creating the possibility of confusion and duplication of effort for academics and support staff. Alongside these policy developments, there has been an...
China’s agricultural research is dominated by the State. Since the establishment of Communist China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has linked its legitimacy to progress in the betterment of the agricultural sector. It is therefore easy to see why it still exercises near...
Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.
This paper provides a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, highlights possible uses in the VET sector and reviews key challenges data linkage presents as a research methodology. Using the insights gained from past data linkage projects and taking into account the privacy...
This qualitative research study examines librarians’ research data management (RDM) experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers’ needs.
This report explore the incentives that inspired the acquisition of RDM capacity on the part of the four research universities described in the case studies.
This issues paper argues that while outsourcing is not uniformly good or bad, services with a principally academic market seem to be especially susceptible to monopoly or oligopoly dynamics among commercial providers.
This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption.
Research infrastructures are long-term enterprises. They are increasingly diverse in nature, may operate under very different models of governance and financing, and within diverse and evolving financial and political contexts. They represent strategic investments which are indispensable for enabling and developing research in all scientific...
Citizen engagement is being promoted in many countries as a mechanism to improve the efficiency, quality and relevance of research and improve transparency and trust in science. At the same time, digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for consultation and exchange with citizens. This report...
There is a large variety of repositories that are responsible for providing long term access to data that is used for research. As data volumes and the demands for more open access to this data increase, these repositories are coming under increasing financial pressures that...
This strategy document outlines the development of a forward-looking program that advances the organizational outcomes of the 21st-Century research library.
The literature of institutional repositories generally indicates that faculty do not self-deposit, but there is a gap in the research of reported self-deposit numbers that might indicate how widespread and common this is. This study was conducted using a survey instrument that requested information about...
This web portal provides access to presentations and papers from eResearch 2017.
Australian research is set to come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.
The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on the emerging issues of knowledge crowdsourcing and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies.
The considerations and suggestions presented here are based on research and consultations with the following four countries, each of which is advanced in terms of the development of research infrastructures and research data management: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom.