ACU RKI Community

Welcome to the ACU Research, Knowledge and Information Community. This is a space for members of the ACU to come together and discuss their work, share their initiatives and intentions, and debate the future of higher education. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, if you want to submit a piece on your own project or programme, or if you have any news, publications or upcoming events that you would like to share with fellow Community members.

The ACU RKI Community takes guidance from a Steering Committee, however the Community is designed for all members and we encourage all feedback.

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LH Martin's 2 step approach to RM development

Responding to the growth of the research agenda

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.

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RAAAP: research administration as a profession

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

ORCID iDs can clear up attribution confusion

Names are messy

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

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Realising Research

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

Realising Research, November 2016Realising Research, November 2016

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.

Visit our publications database to view or download all issues of Realising Research.

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LinkedIn group

Please use our dedicated ACU RKI Community LinkedIn group to discuss any thoughts on your current work or ask questions about how fellow Community members may have handled an issue you are facing.

As a private group, the LinkedIn group is the ideal forum for members to connect, share information and events, ask questions, share best practice and get advice from peers across the Commonwealth.

Join the group by visiting the page and clicking on ‘Ask to join’. If you are already a member, the group has been created especially for the Community, so do get involved.