What is BRUCE?

The BRUCE project aims to develop a prototype tool, based on CERIF, that will facilitate the analysis and reporting of research information from data sources that are already in use at the majority of HEIs. 

What does that actually mean?  HEIs already collect lots of information about the research that they do but that information tends to be stored in separate silos, e.g. the HR database, the institutional repository, student records, etc.  The idea of BRUCE is to pull that data out of those silos, index it using CERIF and then create a new tool that can analyse and report on that data.

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