Defining a new role: the embedded Research Information Manager
Lee-Ann Coleman, Nick Tyler, Liz Lyon, Paul Ayris, Allan Sudlow, Elizabeth Newbold, Karen Walshe, Roselle Thoreau, Kamal Achuthan and Rachael Kotarski
How do researchers gather information? How do they look for it? How do they sort it? How do they store it? How do they advertise their information for others?
This project aims to define the need, explore the benefits and risks, and evaluate the approaches for establishing a dedicated information specialist within a multidisciplinary research environment.
Firstly, it will establish a pragmatic methodology for defining and embedding a new role – Research Information (RI) Manager – that can be evaluated and refined for wider use through JISC infoNet and UKOLN involvement. Secondly, it will define the role skill set required to enhance the management of research information and data within the Accessibility Research Group (ARG), established by Prof Nick Tyler at University College London (UCL).