Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure
Governments, universities, and researchers are increasingly concerned with the impact of research outside the academy. Increasing investment is being made in information systems to capture, share and exploit evidence of research impact. The DESCRIBE project in the United Kingdom has reviewed international best practice in this area including STAR-Metrics in the United States, and has assessed the complex policy questions behind the information systems. It is making recommendations to all stakeholders that address questions of taxonomy, methodology and interoperability.