Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Mind the Skills Gap - New Report from the Research Information Network

A new report from the Research Information Network [RIN] which addresses the question "... how researchers acquire the appropriate skills in discovering and handling research information sources and services, the training opportunities provided for them , and the take-up of those opportunities ...".

The 18 key findings identify the need for more funding, more co-operation between organisations and institutions, better evaluation and training that reflects the research subject area (i.e. less generic).

The 10 recommendations follow from the findings, better engagement with research funders and graduate organisations, a more systematic and planned approach to training which involves research staff.

The Library is looking at its support for researchers, this blog is the outcome of a consultation excise researchers. Please do comment here if you want to about Information Skills Training for researchers at Bournemouth University.


Links


Research Information Network [RIN]
Mind the Skills Gap: Information handling training for researchers - report summary and a .pdf of the full report.