Published: 2021-08-27 14:01 | Updated: 2021-08-28 13:10

New system makes it easier to find information about research at KI

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More transparent and easily accessible information about our research. Photo: John Schnobrich on Unsplash

Researchers and other employees, as well as external users, need to access information about ongoing and completed research at KI more easily. Improved visibility and availability of research information is included in Strategy 2030. The Steering Group for Information Management at KI has now decided to procure a Research Information Management System (RIMS).

The RIMS system simplifies management of research information and, through its coordinating function, also makes the information more transparent and easily accessible to both internal and external stakeholders. The procurement of a KI RIMS will start this autumn and the implementation phase is expected in early 2022. At the end of the year 2022, KI RIMS will be in operation.

Prior to the decision on the procurement, a project team has charted the needs of researchers and operational support functions; described the current situation of today's research information, processes, and systems, and listed the measures needed to establish a coordinated and efficient management of research information.

Invitation to information and dialogue meeting 

Prior to the implementation phase, it is important that the dialogue on needs, benefits, risks, and potential obstacles continues. Hence, the project team will invite all employees to an information and dialogue meeting during the autumn. After a presentation of RIMS and of the planned procurement project, all attendees are encouraged to put forward their questions, thoughts, worries and ideas regarding RIMS.

Research information refers to information about research at KI and the context in which it is carried out. For example, this may include: 

  • researchers (CVs, research area, organisational affiliations, assignments, distinctions) 
  • intellectual output (publications, patents, posters, presentations) 
  • organisational structures (departments, research groups, centres) 
  • projects (members, grants, partners, media reporting) 
  • infrastructure (tools, technologies)

Research information does not include underlying work materials, knowledge, and research data.

Contact

Jonas Molander Project manager