HEFCE has today released the full UKRDS report. UKRDS is a joint project between RLUK (Research Libraries UK), and RUGIT (the Russell Group IT Directors Group).
It is funded by HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) under its Shared Services programme, with support from JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee).
The objective of the UKRDS study is to assess the feasibility and costs of developing and maintaining a national shared digital research data service for UK Higher Education sector. Such a research data service is seen by the project sponsors as forming a crucial component of the UK’s e-infrastructure for research and innovation, and one which will add significantly to the UK’s global competitiveness.
The full report can be downloaded from the UKRDS web site.