Research Information Management in the United States: Part 1—Findings and Recommendations. Part 2—Case Studies

Rebecca Bryant, Jan Fransen, Pablo de Castro, Brenna Helmstutler, David Scherer

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    The Research Information Management in the United States two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of RIM practices at US research universities that presents a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders, and system components.

    Research information management (RIM) is a rapidly growing area of investment in US research universities. While RIM practices are mature in Europe and other locales in support of nationalized reporting requirements, RIM practices at US research universities have taken a different—and characteristically decentralized—course. A complex environment characterized by multiple use cases, stakeholders, and systems has resulted.

    This report provides a landscape overview of the state of research information management in the United States, makes sense of the complexity, and offers recommendations targeted at University leaders and other institutional decision makers.

    Part 1—Findings and Recommendations
    This report provides much-needed context for institutional leaders to examine their own local practices by proposing:
    - A summary of six discrete RIM use cases
    - A RIM system framework
    - Recommendations for RIM stakeholders
    Part 2—Case Studies This companion report offers an in-depth narrative of the RIM practices at five US research institutions:- Penn State University- Texas A&M University - Virginia Tech- UCLA- University of Miami
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDublin, OH.
    Number of pages132
    ISBN (Electronic)9781556532184
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021


    • research information management
    • current research information systems (CRIS)
    • institutional system configuration
    • institutional case studies
    • United States

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