BU has a number of systems that enable research activity and outputs. Read on to find out what the systems are, what they do and how they interact with each other.
BRIAN (Bournemouth Research Information And Networking) is BU’s publication management system. Staff can manage their research outputs on BRIAN, as well as other information such as biography, research grants, memberships, website and social media links, plus many more options. Information input to BRIAN will be displayed in the BU staff profile web pages. BRIAN enables a single point of data entry which will enable research information to be used in multiple places. It will also enable BU to meet Research Excellence Framework (REF) requirements by improving administrative efficiency and data accuracy. All academic staff automatically have a login and you can access it with your normal university username and password (you don’t need to add staff\ in front of your username). Help and guidance can be found on the system and via the documents on the intranet. If you have any problems accessing the system or you have any queries please contact BRIAN@bournemouth.ac.uk
BRIAN is connected to a number of external data sources, such as Scopus, Web of Science and PubMed, so that it can find your publication information for you. It is also connected to HR’s database to ensure that your name is correct; and to the active directory so that your job title and contact details are correct. See below for details on how BRIAN interacts with the University’s Institutional Repository, BURO.
Bournemouth University Research Online [BURO] is the University’s Institutional Repository. BURO is supported by Eprints software. It gives access to academic outputs created by Bournemouth University staff and researchers. Where available BURO contains open access full text of unpublished works (pre-prints) and the author’s version of published works (post-prints). BURO is located at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk – it has a well-designed interface and is easy to use. BURO is open to anyone to search, however, only Bournemouth University staff and researchers can contribute material. Material is contributed to BURO via BRIAN. BURO contains records of outputs with full-text attached – a full list of outputs can be viewed in the BU staff profile web pages http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/. If you require help assessing whether an open access version of your work can be contributed to BURO please contact your Subject Library Team or SAS-BURO@bournemouth.ac.uk.
RED is the Research and Enterprise Database. This is a record of all the research and knowledge exchange which takes place at the university. You can access this database to view your record of bidding activity and awards won – this can be useful prior to appraisals. You can also view your expenditure against your budget on live projects. All academic staff automatically have a login and you can access it with your normal university username and password (you don’t need to add staff/ in front of your username).
RDS input details onto RED of all RKE bids and projects that are externally funded. The system has been improved so that it now automatically notifies successful applicants of the ethics checklist to be completed, as well as allowing for the activity proposal form (APF) to be generated electronically. This enables Faculty signatories to approve a project to be submitted and for the quality approver to receive the request and documentation to be considered electronically.
If you have any problems accessing the system or you have any queries please contact Gary Cowen, RDS ext 68259.