INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ALLIANCES – A TECHNICAL APPROACH TO SYSTEMIZING AND BUNDLING RESEARCH RESULTS
IMA/ZLW & IfU - RWTH Aachen University (GERMANY)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Page: 4106 (abstract only)
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Since the mid-1990s research alliances have more and more become a vital structural element, especially of German research funding programs. The complex strategic goals, these alliances are assigned to, are investigated by heterogeneous and transdisciplinary groups, which are composed of research institutes, corporations as well as intermediaries. The different requirements and perspectives of these actors as well as an increased amount of research data lead to the need for an approach to systemizing and bundling research results.
This article aims at addressing the central question which measures can contribute to systemizing and bundling research data to support the internal transfer and the external addressing of research results. Focusing on a technical approach, an information management concept is presented concerning the use case of the transdisciplinary research alliance “Innovative capability in demographic change” initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Within this technical approach already implemented measures will be presented. As an example a virtual platform maps the collaboration structures of the research alliance, by creating a transdisciplinary network of individual actors and structures, for instance. Moreover, further measures will be discussed that are to be developed and supply not only information but offer in addition a user-adapted visualization grounding on processed research results.
Keywords: Information management, systemizing, bundling, transdisciplinary research alliances.