Capturing practice research: improving visibility and searchability

A Jisc open access community event

15 March 2019, 10:15-16:00

Venue: Hilton London Euston

Are you a researcher, repository manager or research manager trying to ensure practice research outputs are easy to find and available for the long term? Is it hard for you to capture and represent your outputs appropriately as processes and systems are designed for text-based outputs?

If so, then you’re not alone, whether you are in a large multidisciplinary institution, or a small specialist one.

There have been projects to optimise repositories to better describe and display practice research outputs, such as Kultur, Kaptur, Kultivate, Defiant Objects and eNova. However, further work is needed to fulfil the requirements of exercises such as REF 2021 and to ensure wider access to, and discoverability of, this important research in the open access landscape.

We want to bring together researchers, repository and research managers and infrastructure providers to address these issues, share experiences and to shape future work.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Identified issues and challenges faced by individuals and the group, including, how to best describe and present practice-based research for discoverability, definitions of what is an open access research output, standards and identifiers to improve efficiency and ease workload, constraints of existing solutions and potential costs of effective solutions.
  • Seen examples of how these issues are currently being addressed and explored other potential solutions
  • Identified opportunities to work collaboratively across organisations and disciplines

See the full programme for the day and booking form.

This event is now restricted to ensure the researcher community is represented.  If bookings are ‘Closed’, Researchers are encouraged to apply to the waiting list, stating your role as a ‘Researcher’.

This workshop is being delivered in partnership with Jisc, the Practice Research Advisory Group (PRAG-UK), ARMA and members of the repository and research support community.


Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019

PRAG-UK Town Meeting

On the 23rd January 2019, the PRAG-UK Steering Group will be hosting its third regional town event taking place at a venue in London.

With representatives from a range of Arts, Humanities and Social Science subject associations, delegates will hear from specially invited presenters the various approaches and creative ways taken to document and evidence the practice research process.  The day is aimed towards enthusing debates and discussions in light of the imminent REF 2021 Guidance on Submissions.

This will be an invitation event only via nomination through academic subject associations.

Friday 28th Sept 2018

PRAG-UK Town Meeting

We are pleased to announce the PRAG-UK Steering Group will be hosting its second regional town event in Birmingham on the 28th September.  This event will be expansive with delegates engaged in topical discussions on the recently announced REF 2021 draft guidance, and we would also like to take this opportunity to share with you plans for our recently awarded ‘Web of Arts’ scoping study funded by ResearchEngland.

This will be an invitation event only via nomination through academic subject associations.