Increasing role of CRIS in research contract management

Sun, 18/02/2024 - 14:11 -- euroCRIS Secret...

The Research Contracts Benchmarking 2023 Public Report published earlier this month by Research Consulting states (among other interesting findings) that "50% of participating institutions use a research information management system to support research contracts management: a notable increase since 2018". After previous ones in 2013 and 2018, this is the third iteration of a benchmarking project looking at research contract management across universities in the UK and Australia.

While research contract management is not one of the "typical" functions of CRIS and not all systems used for the purpose may be considered to be CRIS, this is a rarely discussed area of activity at euroCRIS meetings that we hope to be able to explore in future ones.