Working Group Chairs:
Valerie McCutcheon, University of Glasgow
Ben Ryan, EPSRC
Jisc/Group project manager:
Christopher Brown (pre May 2014 – Neil Jacobs)
The group was established in March 2013 as part of the JISC CASRAI-UK pilot project and tasked with developing a profile to support “system to system” institutional reporting to UK funders following the RCUK Open Access Policy. Following a review of the group’s remit it was decided, by all parties, that the focus of the group should be on OA reporting and that research contributions would be dealt with at a later stage (the original name of the group was “Research Contributions and OA Reporting”. Following a review of the groups remit it is now the “OA Reporting Working Group”). The aim of the WG is to develop a profile that reflects OA reporting related terms and concepts, which can be included in the CASRAI-UK dictionary with a sustainable process for maintaining it.
Membership comprises research funders, universities, research information management and open access experts and publishers.
The purpose of the CASRAI UK-OA WG is to create a comprehensive profile for Open Access metadata. The WG was put on hold until September 2014 while it awaited the Research Councils’ decision for a Research Outcomes Systems replacement. Following the selection of Researchfish as the means of collecting data on the outputs and impact of Research Councils’ research from September 2014, the WG has reconvened to consider its remit. Areas to pursue include comparing research output/outcome types towards their harmonisation, and developing a data profile to support system-to-system institutional reporting to research funders based on the requirements of the RCUK Open Access policy. The main focus of the group is on Open Access reporting and delivering a profile for inclusion into the CASRAI-UK data dictionary, while the work to look at harmonised profiles for research outputs will be reviewed at a later date.
PROGRESS TO 1 SEPTEMBER, 2014
- The group had a number of online meetings and one face-to-face meeting prior to being put on hold early 2014.
- It was agreed that the group would reconvene in September 2014 while waiting for forthcoming work from other initiatives (HEFCE REF OA policy and RIOXX work, for example).
PLAN FOR SEPTEMBER-JANUARY 2015
- Reconvene WG on 4 weekly cycle of online meetings (Sept).
- Jisc, CASRAI and Chairs to discuss the mapping work of various OA requirements and how this fits into the CASRAI model and if this is the right method and if so – who should perform the next iteration of the spreadsheet.
- E2E project will update the spreadsheet with input from the 4th September workshop.
- Set forth on a new phase of work and to look at what can be practically delivered, including value within the UK context.
- Review remit – Areas to pursue include comparing research output/outcome types towards their harmonisation, and developing a data profile to support system-to-system institutional reporting and data exchange for Open Access. (Update: Remit reviewed at the 16 Oct 2014 WG meeting). Updated remit: The focus of the group will initially be Open Access reporting with action on other entities being reconsidered later.
PLAN FOR FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015
- Deliver a first pass profile based on RCUK requirements and noting the forward plan for incorporating other requirements. WG Target make public and invite comment March 2015
- Review the metadata spreadsheet from E2E Pathfinder work and ensure that any metadata elements are included and any issues highlighted so that the spreadsheet can be considered superseded by CASRAI documentation.
- Review the amended version of the Jisc Monitor sheet used for the Charities Open Access Fund against the CASRAI specification and ensure that any metadata elements are included and any issues highlighted so that we know that the CASRAI documentation covers this.
End-to-End Open Access Process Review and Improvements – http://e2eoa.org/