IRIS: the wealth of UCL research in one place
30 June 2011
The UCL Institutional Research Information System (IRIS) will soon become a resource accessible to the public.
IRIS will showcase UCL's research and researchers to the
wider world. IRIS will display profiles
for all research staff, act as a gateway to all departments, research groups,
interdisciplinary centres, institutes and virtual research networks across UCL
and allow visitors to find the information they are looking for from one easily
For a preview visit http://iris.ucl.ac.uk
This web-based application provides access to profiles for all current UCL staff engaged in research, and includes information on 200 departments, sub-departments, institutes and centres engaged in research, and over 500 research groups.
IRIS will reduce the administrative effort required to meet the changing demands of research assessment, monitoring and audit. It will assist interdisciplinary and cross faculty applications for funding and support the mission of UCL in facing up to the 'Grand Challenges' of the 21st century.
Researchers can view and update their profiles and research administrators can
update their research groups to provide a complete picture of research
activities across the whole university. The data in IRIS can also be used dynamically in department websites.
Since November 2010 the School
of Life and Medical Sciences
has been using IRIS to populate their people profiles and several research
groups are already using the content dynamically in their websites. Further information can be found on the IRIS project website.
Huw Charles, Senior Project Manager (IRIS), Information Services Division