A Framework to Support the Design of Digital Initiatives in Social Science Based Research

  • Stuart MoranEmail author
  • Sophie Berckhan
  • Alison Clarke
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 527)


The rapid development of new digital technologies has increased the expectations of academic research outputs. To meet these pressures, researchers have greater expectations of their digital work environments. In this paper we outline the drivers for digital transformation at our institution and how this manifested itself in a series of exploratory projects called digital initiatives. Based on our findings we propose a Digital Research Initiative framework to support research institutions in assessing and implementing digital transformation.


Academic support Digital research Digital transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Research TeamUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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