Kaptur headlines

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This document was an outcome of the Kaptur Steering Group meeting held on 6th February 2012; it is aimed at the Project Sponsors. It was preceded by other information sent to the Project Sponsors earlier in the project such as 'Roles and Responsibilities' and 'Terms of Reference' etc

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Kaptur headlines

  1. 1. KAPTURCULTURAL CHANGE LEADING TO INCREASED FUNDING FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCHLed by the Visual Arts Data Service, a Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts, andworking collaboratively with four institutional partners: Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths, Universityof London; University for the Creative Arts; and University of the Arts London; KAPTUR will discover,create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the arts.AT EACH INSTITUTION:  a policy on managing research data with adaptations for the visual arts  a pilot technical system to support the effective management of research dataSUPPORTED BY:  at a strategic level by the KAPTUR Project Sponsors  on a practical level by the KAPTUR Project Officers, Project Manager and Technical Manager; led by the KAPTUR Project Director (contact details)  through working groups established at each institution to include members of the following departments: IT, Research Office, Researchers, Library  advice from the Digital Curation Centre and support through the wider JISC Managing Research Data programme  a series of resources created through the KAPTUR project such as toolkits and publicity materialsBENEFITS FOR VISUAL ARTS RESEARCHERS:  ease of access to information about their, and others, artistic research to inspire future work, leading to funding opportunities and future collaborations  increased support for the artistic research process  increased awareness within the Higher Education community, and beyond, about the value of artistic researchBENEFITS FOR THE INSTITUTIONS:  improved administration of research enabling efficiency savings for reporting to the REF 2014; to funders; to Freedom of Information requests; and more  time and cost saving, and valued added, from collaboration between partners within the KAPTUR project  policies and systems in place to support researchers, leading to a stronger case for future funding particularly in a financially restrictive climate with funders increasingly focused on Open Access and Research DataNews/EVENTS - available from: @MTG_work on Twitter and from the KAPTUR blogPROJECT PROGRESS - available on the KAPTUR blog under the category monthly reportsPROJECT OUTPUTS - available from SlideShare and also key outputs from the KAPTUR website

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