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Research Resources Officer
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.
The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:
West Midlands Regional Research Framework (2016) West Midlands Regional Research Framework [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1038433
This is the new home of the West Midlands Research Framework. Here you will find downloadable files of the 2011 Research Framework (Resource Assessment and Research Agenda) and the 2002/3 Research Papers.
The aims of the West Midlands Regional Research Framework are to provide a viable, realistic and effective academic basis for undertaking archaeological intervention, either as a result of developer-funded operations or to underpin future research designs. The Resource Audit identifies the nature and extent of the known database and the Research Assessment evaluates strengths, weaknesses and biases in the record. The outcome will enable curators to integrate appropriate research strategies within their specifications and ensure that contractors tender and operate in full awareness of local designs. Equally, it will inform museum curators, education officers and university staff and students with regard to the research parameters of the region.