The overall aim of Enrich is to improve the integration of Enlighten, the University of Glasgow’s institutional repository service with the institution’s Research System. This project will place the role of the repository as one which is a natural part of the research management cycle rather one which is a separate and disconnected activity.

This project’s objectives include:

  • Establish Enlighten as a comprehensive University-wide repository and central publications database
  • Provide tools to manage the deposit of content and identify missing publications
  • Enhance access to the material in Enlighten by including it in the Library’s “vertical” search tool (Encore)
  • Develop clear policies with academic departments to ensure a sustainable and ongoing flow of content into the repository
  • Create staff profiles using data from core institutional systems including the publications lists from the repository and project information from the Research System
  • Ensure compliance with funders’ open access grant and award policies by using the Research System to identify projects nearing completion and providing alerts to remind researchers of their publishing obligations
  • Improve publicity for research activity and outputs
  • Deliver an agreed institutional preservation policy, which will be formulated in discussion with IRIScotland and the National Library of Scotland

The project will run from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. 


Enquire will focus on the role of Enlighten, the University of Glasgow’s institutional repository, to record information about impact for a wide range of research outputs. This will be done with a particular focus on the requirements of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), and will build upon the work of the Enrich project. Enrich has integrated funder data with research outputs and embedded links between the institutional repository and Research System.
Enquire aims to:

  • Extend the data gathered about research outputs based on the draft RCUK requirements
  • Record impact information about outputs in the repository
  • Test research data output files that can be provided to RCUK and for institutional REF preparations with a view to having the infrastructure in place to deliver data files when required
  • Capture user needs to enhance the system and reduce the burden on those submitting information
  • Investigate whether elements of HEBCIS reporting can be delivered more robustly from the repository
  • Share our successes (and failures) with the sector to help peers deliver output and impact requirements.

The project will run from 1 March 2010 to  31 August 2010.

See our blog at Research Outcomes.

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