Managing publications through the Research Information System (RIS)

July 4th, 2018

The next phase of implementing the Research Information System (RIS) — the Outputs module — will be rolled out across all schools and faculties from Monday 30 July 2018.

First showcased at the spring RIS roadshows, the Outputs functionality will simplify the process of making research open access and make it easier to meet REF requirements.

Publications that are currently held in the ePrints system are being transferred into RIS. This will be followed by the transfer of other outputs held in the eStaff Profile system. The data harvesting functionality within RIS will then be switched on to import publications from external databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.

Pending the phased introduction of the Outputs module at the end of July, researchers should continue to deposit their papers in ePrints as normal. More detailed information about the planned switch over to RIS as well as the support that will be available locally from Library staff will be provided over the next few weeks.

Wherever possible RIS will automatically link publications to authors. The main way that RIS will do this is through the use of ORCID iDs. Over 850 ORCID iDs have already been input into RIS and work is taking place within schools and faculties to increase this number prior to the roll out of the Outputs module.

Researchers without an ORCID ID are encouraged to obtain one as soon as possible by clicking here. You should then advise library staff of your new ORCID ID by emailing to ensure that it is included in RIS before the Outputs module is launched at the end of July.

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August 14th, 2018 at 9:50 am

Amanda Bamford


Will the RIS information on Workspace be updated to include how to deposit publications? I don’t believe is has, as yet. Normally we refer staff to Workspace for information about these processes…

With thanks,


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