English Heritage has developed a Strategy for developing Research Resources as part of our capacity-building activities which is set out in the essential Supporting Actions of the National Heritage Protection Plan. It also draws on the recommendations of the Southport Group report (2011). It is hoped that the strategy will help coordinate and guide the development of a new generation of Research Frameworks and develop a prioritisation process for future Reference Resources.
Further details are available on the web page (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/research/strategies/rese...)
A detailed action plan is now being prepared. As part of the implementation of the strategy English Heritage have commissioned a survey to evaluate the impact and role of Research Frameworks on the historic environment sector and analyse the sectoral user needs. As a key stakeholder, the IfA will be contacted to participate in the survey shortly.