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Research Communications Strategy

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The Research Communications Strategy project was a JISC funded activity that worked to investigate and coordinate many of the emerging themes, ideas and developments in the field of research communications at a strategic level.


The work provided a new point of liaison between JISC and the research community in taking forward important scholarly communication developments. The project provided quarterly reports to JISC which looked at current and emerging issues in research communication at a strategic level. These reports were validated against community feedback and were used by JISC as part of the sector-watch that informed strategic work and investment. Public versions of the reports were produced and released through community channels.

A second strand of the work looked at advocacy to academics as one of the key issues in the adoption of open access, and we worked to identify the significant concerns and barriers to cultural change and adoption of new research communication methods.

The project had the advantage of working alongside a range of projects and services within the CRC, giving access to in-depth links into user communities and an international perspectives on issues, advances and developments. CRC staff that worked directly on RCS are Bill Hubbard, Mandy Hodgson and Willow Fuchs.

The Final Report will be made available here after consultation with JISC.



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