As this project brings together a range of different communities we will use this post as a place to articulate definitions. Please note it is a work in progress – do get in touch if you’d like to see terms added or to suggest an amendment to existing definitions!
Data that contextualises other data – not the data itself. There can be different types of metadata. In the context of this project this can include:
- administrative metadata – provide information about a resource – an example could be preservation metadata such as PREMIS
- descriptive metadata – describes a resource e.g. Dublin Core
- structural metadata – describes relationships between different elements of a resource
Non-tangible research outputs
When we say non-tangible research outputs we mean practice activity that is time-based and/or ephemeral (e.g. improvisation, live performance).
Persistent Identifier (PID)
A persistent identifier is a long lasting reference to a digital resource. Examples include ORCiD iDs, Digital Object Identifiers (DOI), RAiD
“An umbrella term that describes all manners of research where practice is the significant method of research conveyed in a research output. This includes numerous discipline-specific formulations of practice research, which have distinct and unique balances of practice, research narrative and complementary methods within their projects.”
“In a practice research output, a research narrative may be conjoined with, or embodied in, practice. A research narrative articulates the research enquiry that emerges in practice.”
Bulley, James and Şahin, Özden. Practice Research – Report 1: What is practice research? P1. London: PRAG-UK, 2021. https://doi.org/10.23636/1347.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The most recent submission was REF2021. REF recognises practice-based outputs and as such multi-component outputs in the sub-panels comprising Panel C and Panel D.
Tangible research outputs
Those that are physically present and persist over time within the same medium.
A taxonomy is a scheme of classification e.g. the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT)