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St. George's, University of London currently delivers a problem-based learning curriculum for its undergraduate medicine course, which is paper-based, linear and inflexible. This project aims to use recently-developed technologies to assist in the creation of a more interactive and integrated model for curriculum delivery in medicine. This will include interactive patient cases which provide students with the opportunity to make realistic decisions and explore the consequences of their actions. The intention is to create a more adaptive, personalised, competency-based style of learning which more closely matches the role of practitioners. Project start date: 2008-11-01. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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geospatial application profile

Within the Discovery to Delivery area of the Repositories and Preservation Programme the Intute Repositories Search Project was funded to create a search service for content held within UK repositories and to examine the issues that surround retrieval. The first iteration of this service is basic, and focuses on ePrints (scholarly works) only. A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works was funded to provide consistency of search. This work was undertaken by Julie Allinson (UKOLN) and Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation). Application profiles for images, time based media and Geospatial are also being developed. Further iterations of the Repositories Search service will need to include other media types such as images moving pictures and sound, geo-spatial data etc. This project will scope what is required in the area of Geospatial Data. The project will need to build consensus in this area, to agree (with the community) an optimum solution, and to develop an application profile with the associated guidelines. The project will also need to develop a community acceptance plan for continued take up of the deliverables. Please note that it is recognised that an application profile has already been devised for the geospatial community (AGMAP) however what is required for this piece of work is a Dublin Core 'light' for geospatial data purely for high level data discovery purpose to be used by non-specialists. GI professionals will be strongly encouraged to use the AGMAP profile or the ISO 19115 standards of which AGMAP is a profile. Project start date: 2008-02-01. Project end date: 2008-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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geoxwalk

The geoXwalk Gazetteer project was originally funded under the Infrastructure programme. The main aim was to develop a demonstrator gazetteer service for the purpose of enhancing geographic searching within the JISC Information Environment. The rationale behind the project is that there is currently no unified entry point to assist in geographic searching within the existing academic network as each information provider /service adopts different geographic coding conventions (some use postcodes, others place names, some grid references etc.) The final Phase V of the project will allow JISC to assess its readiness for transition to service. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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gilead

GILEAD is a joint project between Information Systems Services (ISS), the University Library and the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. The University is currently engaged in a major initiative which aims to provide simplified or single sign-on capability to a wide range of internal and external information systems. As part of this endeavour the University aims to transition away from a number of existing access management solutions. The University resolved 18 months ago to rationalise the number of directory services on campus and has now adopted Microsoft's Active Directory (AD) as an institution-wide LDAP service. For the first time we now have a directory which contains all students and staff and AD is now being used to authenticate access to a wide range of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft systems. The University's aim is to reduce the number of username & password databases it has to populate and manage and the adoption of Shibboleth has been identified as an important component in our drive to simplify access to a number of commonly used teaching and research-orientated resources. The main objectives of the proposed project are to: as a prototype, use Guanxi derived Shibboleth Origins to test federation arrangements between Leeds and Manchester Universities; modify a number of existing resources to act as Shibboleth Targets; as the ultimate goal, move to using a University of Leeds institutional Shibboleth Origin, testing this with different attribute sources. The project will run from March 2005 - March 2006. It is anticipated that the main objectives of authenticating access to our VLE via our Shibboleth Origin and use of the Athens-Shibboleth Gateway Service will be operational in time for the start of the 2005/06 academic year. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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gmsa

The Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance (GMSA) is a partnership of universities, colleges, work based learning providers and other stakeholders that delivers a Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) and promotes the progression of vocational learners into Higher Education. In support of this delivery, the GMSA runs two overarching projects that depend critically on course information; ModCAT providing modular learning options that can be combined into higher awards and the Vocational Course Catalogue (VCC), a larger collection of part-time vocational Higher Education courses in Greater Manchester. In order to create catalogues of courses the GMSA wants to adopt a course description standard - to enable interoperability across the partnership and within its own systems. The GMSA needs to investigate and evaluate the technical implications of delivering such a standard to further the ModCAT and VCC projects, and also present an environment to practically demonstrate the value added from standardising, sharing and aggregating course information. As well as benefiting the GMSA partnership, outcomes from the project are also intended to be fed back into the XCRI project and community as a whole. By using technology to collect, transform, aggregate and display course information, the project will demonstrate how the administrative processes associated with learning and teaching can be supported and improved, and what new opportunities may be exploited as a result. Aims and Objectives To examine the technical and procedural factors of utilising a course description specification in support of the GMSA overarching projects, ModCAT and Vocational Course Catalogue. Investigation of existing course storage methods by consultant visit; Raising CourseExchange software to XCRI-CAP 1.1 compliance; Development of process model for course information submission for each institution; Deployment of CourseExchange software; As many course descriptions as possible from each institution mapped to the XCRI-CAP 1.1 standard, using CourseExchange software; Aggregation of course descriptions from each institution; Publication of combined course descriptions at a public URL; Identifying and drawing conclusions from events and issues at each stage; Using knowledge learned to successfully deliver ModCAT and VCC and refine XCRI-CAP 1.1. Project start date: 2008-02-01. Project end date: 2008-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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gnu

The GNU Project is a free software, mass collaboration project, announced on September 27, 1983, by Richard Stallman at MIT. It initiated GNU operating system development in January, 1984. The founding goal of the project was, in the words of its initial announcement, to develop "a sufficient body of free software [...] to get along without any software that is not free." To make this happen, the GNU Project began working on an operating system called GNU ("GNU" is a recursive acronym that stands for "GNU's Not Unix"). This goal of making a free software operating system was achieved in 1992 when the last gap in the GNU system, a kernel, was filled by the third-party Linux kernel being released as Free Software, under version 2 of the GNU GPL. Current work of the GNU Project includes software development, awareness building, political campaigning and sharing of the new material. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: GNU)

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good apis

The 'Good APIs' project aims to provide JISC and the sector with information and advice on the factors that encourage use of machine interfaces, based on existing practice. Project start date: 2008-10-09. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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grade project

Conventional scientific method has historically been data-driven and with current technologies the wealth of created data assets has grown dramatically. Despite this importance, however, sharing data is not easy and many researchers have discussed the problems, including: the willingness to share, locating data, mechanisms for sharing and accessing data. Given these problems, the scoping of a Geospatial Repository for Academic Deposit and Extraction (GRADE) seems both necessary and timely. GRADE will investigate and report on the technical and cultural issues around the reuse of geospatial data within the JISC IE in the context of media-centric, informal and institutional repositories. The aim of GRADE is to lay the foundations for a sustainable infrastructure (both cultural and technical) that underwrites the communities' substantial and ongoing investment in the utilisation of geospatial resources within the learning, teaching and research environments of UK academia. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-01-19. (Excerpt from this source)

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hairst

The HaIRST project conducted research into the design, implementation and deployment of a pilot service for UK-wide access of autonomously created institutional resources in Scotland, the aim being to investigate and advise on some of the technical, cultural, and organisational requirements associated with the deposit, disclosure, and discovery of institutional resources in the JISC Information Environment (IE). HaIRST tooka 'whole environment' approach to the issues addressed, encompassing the general areas mentioned above, together with associated specifics such as policies on IPR, preservation mechanisms, and similar. Technically, the HaIRST approach to interoperability primarily relied on harvesting for remote interaction and on the Open Archive Initiative protocol (OAI-PMH) as its standard interaction protocol. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2005-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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harvesting the fitzwilliam

Since 1997 the Fitzwilliam Museum has been working to create, and provide access to, a unified electronic database of object records and images for the collections in the care of its five curatorial departments: antiquities, applied arts; coins and medals; illuminated and music; manuscripts, and rare printed books; paintings, drawings and prints. In 1999, the Museum received funding from Re:source (The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries) for the retrospective accessioning of prints and coins and the creation of complete records for all paintings. By January 2001 nearly 56,000 records were held electronically, although not yet all on a single database. By January 2002, in excess of 60,000 records were held centrally on 'Adlib Museum' - the chosen software system for the Fitzwilliam Museum's unified object catalogue. Many of the 60,000 records have associated images. The Online Public Access Catalogue, which provides web based access to the Adlib catalogue, was made available via the Museum's website in February 2002. During 2001-2002, approximately 20,000 objects were packed for storage in preparation for a major building extension to the Museum during 2002-2003. Many digital photographs of decanted objects were taken during this period. In parallel to the documentation work described, the Museum is developing A Museum for All, an electronic public information resource offering enhanced interpretation of a selection of key objects. This project complements the Documentation and JISC-FAIR projects. It will offer the user additional information, providing context and creating links between a selection of 300 objects over time, by themes, iconography, artists, materials and methods. It will encourage exploration of the collections and offer education and enjoyment both remotely and within the Museum when the project is complete in 2004. The Joint Information Steering Committee's Focus on Access to Information Resources programme offers the opportunity to further enhance access to the Museum's electronic object catalogue. Metadata (information about data generally, and information about objects in the Museum context specifically) for 100,000 Museum objects will be made available for 'harvesting', by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), through the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). In addition, two specific databases - Corpus of Early Mediaeval Coins Finds (EMC) and Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles (SCBI) - will be made available for OAI harvesting by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS). The project, in line with the FAIR programmes objectives, will pilot and provide public access to information about selected Fitzwilliam Museum objects. This information will also be available in conjunction with other collections data held or harvested by the AHDS and ADS. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2004-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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hharp

The Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project (HHARP) is the result of a partnership between Kingston University's Centre for Local History Studies and various hospital archives in London and Glasgow. It began life in 2001 as a project to create a database of late 19th and early 20th century admissions to the Hospital for Sick Children, whose extensive archive is still maintained and housed within the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. Subsequently, the project was expanded to include three other children's hospitals: the Evelina Hospital (now part of Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Trust), whose records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives; the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease (records held at the Museum and Archive Department of St Bartholomew's and the London NHS Trust) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, whose records are held by the hospital. Funding for the project came principally from the Research Resources in Medical History Programme of the Wellcome Trust, with additional financial support from the Friends of Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Nuffield Foundation and the History Research Unit at Kingston University. The Great Ormond Street database was completed and made available in 2007, the databases for the Evelina and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease were made available in early 2010, while that for Glasgow was completed in September 2010. (Excerpt from this source)

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homer multitext

The Homer Multitext project, the first of its kind in Homeric studies, seeks to present the textual transmission of the Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework. Such a framework is needed to account for the full reality of a complex medium of oral performance that underwent many changes over a long period of time. These changes, as reflected in the many texts of Homer, need to be understood in their many different historical contexts. The Homer Multitext provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically. Using technology that takes advantage of the best available practices and open source standards that have been developed for digital publications in a variety of fields, the Homer Multitext offers free access to a library of texts and images, a machine-interface to that library and its indices, and tools to allow readers to discover and engage with the Homeric tradition. (Excerpt from this source)

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hydra

Hydra is a DuraSpace project that has from its inception been designed to provide a generalizable, portable framework that would meet the needs not only of the three original institutions, but also those of a wider community. Originating as a multi-institutional project spanning three universities (Hull, Stanford and Virginia), and with support from Fedora Commons, Hydra has since expanded to include like-minded institutions with similar needs, technical infrastructures and complementary systems. (Excerpt from this source)

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i2s2

I2S2 will identify requirements for a data-driven research infrastructure in "Structural Science", focusing on the domain of Chemistry, but with a view towards inter-disciplinary application. I2S2 will develop use cases that explore perspectives of scale and complexity and research discipline throughout the data lifecycle. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ibvre

The JISC-funded IBVRE project is developing a large-scale Virtual Research Environment demonstrator to investigate the use of existing collaboration frameworks to support the entire research process of a large-scale, international research consortium, namely that of the Integrative Biology (IB) project. IB is a second-round EPSRC e-Science Pilot project developing a Grid infrastructure to support post-genomic research in Integrative Biology. Integrative approaches to biology are rapidly evolving and characterised by the attempt to understand biological systems through the construction of large-scale software systems that simulate biological behaviour at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. These in silico experiments, as they are known, increasingly demand larger and more powerful resources, both in terms of data storage and computation; the primary aim of the IB project is to meet these needs by constructing a Grid infrastructure to provide tailored, seamless access to these vital facilities. The overall aim of the IBVRE project is to extend the IB infrastructure to become a VRE for computational biology. This single, integrated environment will support the entire research process in its widest sense, including identification of research area, building and managing projects and consortia, disseminating results, experimental and simulated data generation acquisition, analysis and curation, access to IT, HPC and experimental resources, administration, and provision of training to new researchers entering the field (learning and teaching support tools). Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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iconex

This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. Projects in this cluster are aimed at improving access to and accessibility of JISC resources in support of learning and teaching. Background The growth of web-based technologies in learning and teaching has limited the availability of the rich interactive content associated in the past with Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) environments. The increased availability of interactive software components over the recent period has begun to redress the balance in this area. This proposal addresses the issue of the provision, location, exchange and use of client-side interactive components within the DNER and how these client-side interactive elements might be appropriately connected to managed and virtual learning environments in a meaningful manner. The aims of Iconex are to: Establish the key role for interactive content across all disciplines; Produce interoperable interactive content as learning objects; Provide a brokerage for the exchange/sale of interactive learning objects; Provide a first place for academics to find out about interactive content. The specific objectives are to: Establish a Web-based repository of interactive content which will be browsable, searchable by standard metadata and include containers for documentation; Populate this repository with a set of exemplar interactive content; Disseminate the outcomes via the project Web site, publication of case studies and presentation of papers at national and international conferences and meetings. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ict guides

ICT Guides is the only portal of its type within the digital arts and humanities field and has become a core resource in the field; listing many definitive projects along with the methods and tools used in their construction. It builds in part on the outcomes arising from the JISC funded ARIA project. ICT Guides is an effective model to promote existing resources in the arts and humanities whilst at the same time encouraging researchers to develop new projects, tools, and methods. The focus on high-quality and high profile projects means that the portal will always remain relevant to the work in the field and central and its methodological advances. The portal will continue to actively gather high quality content; especially about projects in specific subject communities. Project start date: 2004-01-01. Project end date: 2010-07-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity management toolkit

Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a Toolkit to meet all identified requirements, with oversight and endorsement from UCISA, RUGIT, ISAF, and JISC Infonet. The main Toolkit document and supporting website will be launched in March 2010 to coincide with annual JISC and UCISA conferences. Before and for 3 months after this, the project team will undertake substantial promotional activities to engage uptake of the Toolkit and awareness of IdM issues with the JISC community, focusing primarily on ICT directors and senior managers. The Toolkit when delivered will include a document of similar format to the UCISA Information Security Toolkit5. The main Toolkit document will be produced in high quality printed form (for distribution at promotional events and via sponsoring organisations) and as a PDF suitable for on-demand printing and on-screen browsing and reference. The printable Toolkit will be mirrored by a website that will facilitate structured reference (such as interactive decision trees) to different elements. The website version of the Toolkit will also enable particular elements of the Toolkit to be used as standalone resources. Project start date: 2009-01-01. Project end date: 2010-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity project

The project addresses the current practice and future needs of UKacademic institutions in Identity Management. The Identity Management issues which are investigated include Grid use, Shibboleth installations of varying degree of maturity, collaborative courses and other long term inter-institutional collaborations, internal and shared dynamic virtual organisations, classes of users other than standard staff/student mix, library access schemes, and NHS involvement. The project partners are carrying out the research in the area of Identity Management partly by accomplishing key packages with dedicated researchers, and partly by involving staff at each partner, who are familiar with local organisational structures and requirements. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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idmb

The aim of the Institutional Data Management Blueprint (IDMB) project is to create a practical and attainable institutional framework for managing research data that facilitates ambitious national and international e-research practice. The objective is to produce a framework for managing research data that encompasses a whole institution (exemplified by the University of Southampton) and based on an analysis of current data management requirements for a representative group of disciplines with a range of different data. Building on the developed policy and service-oriented computing framework, the project will scope and evaluate a pilot implementation plan for an institution-wide data model, which can be integrated into existing research workflows and extend the potential of existing data storage systems, including those linked to discipline and national shared service initiatives. The project will build upon a decade of previous open access repository initiatives at Southampton to create a coherent set of next actions for an institutional, cross-discipline 10-year roadmap, which will be flexible in accommodating future moves to shared services, and provide a seamless transition of data management from the desktop to national/international repositories. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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