(excerpt below is from Peter Suber's Open Access News)
Note: "RAE" = "Research Assessment Exercise" in which each department
of each UK university is evaluated for its research performance every
Australia is planning a similar exercise, the RQF ("Research Quality
Framework"), to which this announcement is also pertinent.
Bronze release of RAE software for OA repositories
The Institutional Repository and Research Assessment (IRRA) has issued
the bronze release of its EPrints and DSpace RAE Software.
From the site:
The software to allow EPrints and DSpace institutional repositories
to be used for RAE 2008 is now available in Bronze release form. This
means that it has been adopted internally on the test institutions
and has undergone some months of testing. It is now being made
avalable to the UK academic community for repository managers to
gain the experience of fitting it into their Institutional RAE
processes. Support for this software is provided through the IRRA
mailing list in the first instance. To sign up, please add your
details to the IRRA wiki.
Harnad, S., Carr, L., Brody, T. and Oppenheim, C. (2003) Mandated
online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives. Ariadne 35.