The new publication management system BRIAN (Bournemouth Research, Information and Networking) will go live on 22 June 2012. BRIAN will provide a facility for academics to quickly and easily update their research activity via a single point of data entry which will enable research information to be used in multiple places, including BURO and the BU Staff Profile web pages, without the need to duplicate or enter additional data. Academic staff will no longer add records direct to BURO, but via BRIAN.
BRIAN will allow you to have ownership of your staff profile web pages so these are easily kept up to date, allowing you to promote yourself for potential research collaborations, research grants and enterprise opportunities, research assessment exercises, etc. It will also provide a search function for staff to find out about potential collaborative opportunities with colleagues from across BU. BRIAN will enable BU to meet research assessment requirements by improving the administrative efficiency and data accuracy.
Demonstrations of the new system have been arranged and each will run for one hour and will also allow time for you to interact with the new system. These are being held on the following dates:
24th May – 1pm – to be held in CG21, Christchurch House
29th May – 10am – to be held in CG21, Christchurch House
29th May – 2pm – to be held in CG21, Christchurch House
6th June – 10am – to be held in P231-5, Poole House
6th June – 2pm – to be held in P231-5, Poole House
It is highly recommended that all academics attend a demonstration of BRIAN as the system will be extremely important to your research profile.
To register for a session, please select your preferred date and a second choice (as demand will be high) and email this to Joan Bonnici at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd May 2012.