How does a newly appointed research centre manager craft an information system suitable for researchers entering a new funding programme from twelve institutions in two countries? This was the challenge facing a team of three in the development of an information management solution for the research programme for the Australia-Indonesia Centre based at Monash University. While Monash’s enterprise systems offered backroom functions, researcher managers appointed at the partner institutions needed a simple, neutral and accessible interface for project tracking and grant management. This paper presents the approach taken to craft an information system from Web2.0 tools to enable a level of startup functionality for the Centre. As the research programme developed, the system was scaled up to distribute roles to a further four research managers heading up support for the Research Clusters. The paper walks through the stages taken, the internal engagement needed, through to training development and the integration of open access portals. The paper concludes with a reflection on the value and outcomes of this crafted solution.
|Time||12:00 - 13:15|
|Date||Thursday 7th June, 2018|
|Theme||Managing Research Projects|
Megan Power - Monash-Warwick PhD candidate, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University