Navigating the REF: Workflows and infrastructure to support the community
With speakers from Figshare, Symplectic and Loughborough University, we covered how specially created workflows and infrastructures can support REF submissions, and the benefits of having them in place.
During the session, we covered:
- How Figshare’s complete repository solution can support your REF process, with complete control over all your outputs and the provision of key usage metrics.
- How Symplectic Elements worked directly with the community to develop specialised functionality to help lessen the administrative burden with bespoke REF submission preparation and management functionality.
We also heard from Gareth Cole, Open Research Development and Discovery Lead at Loughborough University, on his thoughts and reflections on using Figshare for REF2021 and what workflows and other tools Loughborough had in place to navigate the process.