Case studies in the humanities - call for expresssions of interest

Added by Sarah on 10 September 2009 11:41

We are looking to fund a project that will provide a detailed analysis of how humanities researchers discover, use, create and manage their information resources.

The work will be based around a number of case studies that will focus on the behaviours and needs of researchers working in a number of subject or disciplinary areas in the humanities. They follow the first round of case studies in the life sciences (to be published shortly).
The overall aim of RIN case studies is to:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of humanities researchers’ approaches to discovering, accessing, analysing, managing, creating, refining and disseminating information resources;
  • provide comparisons between the behaviours and needs of researchers in different subjects/disciplines, research teams or institutional contexts;
  • identify barriers to more effective performance in using, creating, managing and exchanging information resources, and suggest how they might be overcome.

The RIN is making available up to ?120,000 for this project, which is intended to run from November 2009 to September 2010.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Aaron Griffiths indicating your name and full contact details.

Following the outcome of this call, the RIN will issue an invitation to tender to those who have expressed an interest. A full project specification and tendering requirements will be issued then. Applications from consortia will be welcome.
The deadline for responses to this call is 30 September 2009. Responses or enquiries should be directed to

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