RCUK Classifications now Available from RCUK Website

Our friends at RCUK have made the subject classifications they use available direct from the RCUK website.

See the pdf and excel links at the bottom of the page:

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Efficiency/Pages/harmonisation.aspx

We are using these in our fledgling data registry (ePrints based) at the University of Glasgow and may roll them out more widely in our repository.  I am also aware of a number of other organisations who are exploring using these subject classifications in their information systems include bespoke research systems and PURE.

These classifications seem popular as they cover a wide range of topics and the language is user-friendly and therefore more accessible to the general public and stakeholders who are not research organisations or funders.

I’ve suggested to RCUK that we think of a method of alerting those using the codes to any changes and also that it might be useful to have a unique id for each subject (we had to add one in our system).

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