Tagging NHMRC and ARC items

When submitting records to Trove it’s important to include the most comprehensive data possible. For publications or data sets that were produced with NHMRC or ARC funding, make sure you include the grant number in a Dublin Core relation field.

Why include the grant number?

By including grant numbers in their records, institutional repositories can make their research outputs easier to find and their data more useful for analysis. It becomes possible to:

  • Quickly find and identify all NHMRC/ARC records in Trove
  • Identify research created under a specific grant
  • Compare the number of grant-funded papers coming from each institution
  • Compare the number of grant-funded papers coming from each researcher
  • Analyse the output of institutions year by year
  • and more.

Some of these tasks you can do right now in the Trove interface. For example:

Records can also be accessed via the Trove API for integration in your own interface. The following examples open in the Trove API Console:

You can also use the API to analyse patterns. Here’s a simple visualisation of the ARC and NHMRC tagged content currently available through Trove.

For more information on the API visit the Building with Trove support zone.

How to tag records with grant numbers

ARC

For items produced with ARC funding, the relation field should contain the base url for an ARC grant, followed by the grant number. Make sure not to include any spaces. The base URL for ARC grants is

http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/

A relation field should look like

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​arc/​[grant id]</dc:relation>

Here’s an example of a relation field for an item produced with grant id LP0990135

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​arc/​LP0990135</dc:relation>

If the work was published with multiple grants, insert each grant number into a separate relation field. Here’s an example of multiple relation fields on the same record, for an item produced with grants LP0669168, LP0210306, DP0665198.

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​arc/​LP0669168</dc:relation>

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​arc/​LP0210306</dc:relation>

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​arc/​DP0665198</dc:relation>

NHMRC

The same principle applies to NHMRC records. The base URL for NHMRC grants is

http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/

Here’s an example of a relation field for an item produced with grant id 1013667

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​nhmrc/1013667</dc:relation>

If the work was published with multiple grants, insert each grant number into a separate relation field. Here’s an example of multiple relation fields on the same record, for an item produced with grants 1013667, 1020770 and 1021972.

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​nhmrc/1013667</dc:relation>

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​nhmrc/1020770</dc:relation>

<dc:relation>http:/​/​purl.org/​au-research/​grants/​nhmrc/1021972</dc:relation>

More information

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) also provide helpful resources on tagging institutional repository records related to ARC/NHMRC grants.