The project will develop an Institutional Research Information Service (IRIS) to provide information on UCL research and research-related activities. This will be a web-based application through which both researchers and research administrators can view and update a complete picture of our research activities.

The project was formally launched on 29 October 2009 which was hosted by Prof. G D Price, Vice Provost (Research).

Please click on one of the following links to view the presentation: PowerPoint or PDF


  • Regulation Driven – REF
  • Business Driven - Funding Management
  • Pre-award process
  • Research proposal
  • Funding opportunity respond Post-award process
  • Monitor
  • Reporting
  • Data Driven – Systemisation & Dissemination
  • Research activities (Who, when, where, what, how)
  • Research performance


  • Improved accessibility to management information across all UCL research and research related activities
  • Reduced cost in staff effort to deliver such information requirements
  • Increased research income
  • Improved accuracy of information on UCL performance in the results of the future HEFCE funding exercises
  • Improved accuracy of information on UCL research activities delivered to various audiences