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Åsa Olsson, Programme Director, LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management, University of Melbourne, Australia
Many universities are striving to improve their research profile at the same time as funders are increasing their expectations on the researchers they fund. Thus the role of research managers is becoming more important, easing the joint pressures of increased competition, expectation and bureaucracy. Some institutions are better prepared than others – Asa Olsson from the University of Melbourne may be able to help. Read more.
Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, University of Kent, UK
Simon Kerridge worked with an international team to develop a global survey of research managers and administrators to find out more about the profession – so far they’ve received over 2,000 responses and they will soon be analysing the results. Read more
Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement and Support, ORCID
Ensuring that academic articles are correctly attributed can be a complicated and time consuming process. There is now a growing use of the ORCID iD in order to reduce any errors, with publishers and funders increasingly using the system. Alice Meadows from ORCID explains how the system works and how your institution can benefit. Read more
The regular ACU RKI Community magazine features articles and reports on the latest developments relevant to the Community. If you have any suggestions or ideas for articles for future publications, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
This issue focuses on supporting growth. It features a report on the current landscape of digital research repositories in Africa, an opinion piece on the 'publish or perish' game as played in India, a look at whether 'massive open online grants' are revolutionising research engagement and collaboration, and diverging reflections on whose job it is to manage research.
Please use our dedicated ACU RKI Community Forum to discuss any thoughts on your current work or ask questions about how fellow Community members may have handled an issue you are facing.