Research systems connect is a fully managed, cloud-based service that joins up your existing institutional research systems (including your CRIS, repository and preservation systems) so you can save time on transferring data and metadata between your systems and free up staff time for other tasks. It also connects to external scholarly communications services, maximising impact with minimal effort.
The service is based on an interoperability framework that uses an open, extensible data model and message APIs. The service simplifies workflows by using adaptors to automate the transfer of data and metadata between systems, helping you manage your research outputs and information more effectively.
Through integration with scholarly communications services it also supports your institution to play its part in national and international initiatives that promote open scholarship such as Plan S and the FAIR principles.
Research systems connect is a fully managed service and we maintain the integrations and workflows, saving you time and money.
A fully-managed, robust service hosted on a secure cloud-based platform
Integrates different kinds of research management systems, facilitating efficient transfer of data and metadata between systems
Automates complex workflows, improving accuracy and data consistency while freeing up staff time for other tasks
We can work with any systems supplier or vendor you already use, and as a user, you can help us shape future integrations
Co-created with HEIs to comply with funder and publisher mandates about retaining and reusing research data
How to join
Onboarding is straightforward. We join your research systems and platforms by mapping your metadata to our data model.
Our interoperability framework means we can create new adapters for your various systems quickly and easily. This allows your systems to push and pull data and metadata and research systems connect routes these to the required destination system.