Flinders Research NewsResearchNow - 'Tasks', 'Status' and 'Workflow' Explained
This is the first of a series of articles that will highlight important steps within, and parts of, ResearchNow - Flinders’ new publication management system. These articles aim to help you navigate and get the best out of ResearchNow functionality.
Getting help - the ResearchNow Guide for Researchers webpage is a comprehensive knowledge bank that addresses many ResearchNow queries. Additionally, you can log a ServiceOne “ResearchNow query” for bespoke assistance.
ResearchNow Output Terminology: ‘Tasks’, ‘Status’ and ‘Workflow step’ Explained
ResearchNow has some specific terminology.
'Status' and 'Workflow step'
These terms describe how an output moves through the validation process. You and Flinders' Library contribute to this process. Validation ensures that accurate, high quality data is displayed on the portal and is used for reporting purposes.
- 'ENTRY IN PROGRESS' - draft output record. When your review of the output metadata is complete, change the status to -"for validation".
- 'FOR VALIDATION' - the Library will review the accuracy and completeness of the output record. When this is complete, they will change the status to "validated". The Library will contact you if there are problems in confirming publication information. To speed up the process attach a full text copy.
- 'VALIDATED' - you can no longer edit your output record. It will now be visible on your ResearchNow portal profile.
When you log into ResearchNow, via your OKTA dashboard, an alert will appear in the right-hand taskbar. This is the system alerting you to any tasks that are waiting for you.
Some of the key tasks are outlined in the image below.
Keep an eye out for the next instalment of ResearchNow tips and tricks in Inspiring Research.