CASRAI-UK: Using the CASRAI approach to develop standards for communicating and sharing research information in the UK

Baker, David and Clements, Anna and Grout, Catherine and Kerridge, Simon and McCutcheon, Valerie and Newnham, Helen (2017) CASRAI-UK: Using the CASRAI approach to develop standards for communicating and sharing research information in the UK. Procedia Computer Science, 106 . pp. 100-103. ISSN 1877-0509. E-ISSN 1877-0509. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.041) (Full text available)

Abstract

This paper explains how the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) might be used to share research information in an open and sustainably governed approach, led by research organisations. CASRAI is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing administrative burden and improving outcomes and impact reporting through good stewardship of information requirements by research organisations (universities, colleges, teaching hospitals and other research centres). The objective is to improve the flow of information within and between research stakeholders. The approach sees the ‘user-led’ development and maintenance of standard information agreements. These agreements include (a) specifications defining what data elements (entities) are needed for various key business processes in the research lifecycle and (b) definitions for all the terms appearing in these specifications. The open and standardised definitions are curated and maintained in an open online dictionary that can then be used by system providers and others to exchange information in a standard, agreed format e.g.by using CERIF-XML as the transfer mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Central Services > Research Services
Depositing User: Simon Kerridge
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 10:29 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 08:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61602 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kerridge, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4094-3719
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