Driving digital transformation within research management

Rintaro Ohno, Marc Hansen, Gayle Morris, Grahame Pearson

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The term “Digital Transformation” has become a buzzword amongst the academic institutions after the pandemic and more and more of them are responding to and embracing the trend. For those who are involved with research management are expected to drive digital transformation of research management and contribute to broader organizational goals and fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to the institution and beyond. Yet, “Digital Transformation of Research Management” is still far from clearly defined and it is important to examine the concept and share work-in-progress experiences amongst professionals. Many universities are looking for transformational change especially as a result of the pandemic. Edward Deming once quoted “The first step is transformation of the individual”. In this session, we invite X from Y university (Japan) and Z from W university (Australia) to learn from their experiences on challenges, opportunities and possible strategies to drive digital transformation within research management. Some of the questions that we explore include: “What does Digital Transformation of Research Management mean”, “How does data and digital technology help solve institutional challenges and achieve your institutions research objectives?”, How can research managers and administrators add more value to the research through digital transformation?”


ConferenceInternational Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) 2021
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