We are trying to advance a new way of solving an old and persistent problem. There are three components:
THE INFORMATION - We focus on all that information that is collected for management purposes by research funders, institutions, publishers and others. This includes CVs, funding applications, progress & compliance reports, articles, data management plans, financial, evaluation and impact information.
THE PROBLEM - The same information is collected in many different ways by many different funders and other stakeholders. The endless rekeying is a productivity drain on researchers and their teams. Further, this fragmented and inconsistent information cannot be used by stakeholders effectively.
THE SOLUTION - Consolidate this information complexity into a simpler set of modular standard templates - think lego blocks. Researchers can then use these templates to idependently control and reuse their information when responding to myriad requests. Management stakeholders also benefit from better quality and fewer errors in the information received.