Recruitment information: FAIR and Open Non-Traditional Research Outputs project

Call for participation: Researchers

About the project

This project explores the role of libraries in supporting researchers to make non-traditional research outputs findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. 

Non-traditional research outputs (NTROs) differ from traditional research outputs such as scholarly monographs or peer-reviewed journal articles. NTROs are frequently, although not exclusively, the product of creative or practice-based research projects and practices and include the research products of different kinds of critical endeavour that see the development of new concepts, understandings, methodologies often in new and creative forms. In defining NTROs in opposition to traditional publication outputs, any format of output that is an assessable presentation of research findings, or the embodiment of research effort, could be classified as an NTRO. Examples of NTROs given by Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) include creative works, performance, recorded/rendered works, curated exhibitions or events, research reports, portfolios. NTROs can also include software, coding, website creation, databases, and commissioned reports of various kinds. 

Our findings will inform the development of a framework for libraries to support researchers. 

Participate in the project

As a researcher who produces non-traditional research outputs, you are invited to participate in an interview to tell us about your experiences with disseminating such outputs. The participant information and consent form provides more information about the project including some indicative interview questions. 

Interviews will take no longer than 60 minutes and will be conducted via Teams and video recorded. Please note we will remove all identifying information from your transcript, deleting the videorecording after checking it against the transcript and you will not be identified in any reports or publications resulting from the study. 

For more information or to book an interview, please contact Gary Pearce or Piyachat Ratana 

This study has received RMIT University ethics approval, reference number: 2021-24968-16369.

Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 3 February 2022