New partnership bids to offer step-change in academic research

The collaboration between CoSector – University of London and Haplo offers real-time views of research repositories

Digital services provider, CoSector – University of London, has teamed up with research information management experts, Haplo, to offer university clients “improved repository solutions” for academic research.

Via an online platform, CoSector customers will now have a full real-time picture of the repository, with a one-touch process opening up progress reports and workflow progression.

Researchers working on a group project will also be able to store their findings together in one place.

“CoSector and Haplo share the same attitudes and ways of working,” said James Silcock, commercial director at CoSector – University of London.

You may also like: Empowering universities with digital assessment

“[The partnership] will allow our customers to prepare for the next Research Excellence Framework and enable them to have a comprehensive real-time picture of every aspect of their individual repositories, whilst retaining the ethos of the open source community,” he added.

The next Research Excellence Framework – the UK’s method of assessing research quality in higher education institutions – will take place next year.

“Haplo’s open source repository has been built in close collaboration with our user community,” said Jennifer Summers, the company’s MD and founder.

“To be able to team up with a leading organisation like CoSector, who also believe in that collaborative process, is a really positive step in ensuring the technology reflects and supports each institution’s unique requirements.”