The University of Southampton

Readiness for REF

Digital Libraries

Readiness for REF (R4R) will investigate and implement how to streamline the REF data gathering exercise by building an interoperable institutional infrastructure, including repositories, that would capture and manage research outputs and other factors. The project will work with the existing REF Stakeholders Group (research administrators and information and computing professionals from over 100 UK institutions with particular interests in the REF) via the REF Steering Group to determine a suitable candidate for an interoperable data model to deliver repository and CRIS interoperability for the REF. The project intends to investigate and implement the CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) data model as the ‘glue’ that will hold disparate information systems together, allowing for interoperability and exchange of data within and across institutions, including external systems.R4R is a partnership between between King's and the University of Southampton.

Primary investigator


  • Kings College

Associated research group

  • Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group
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