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An overview of the VRE and Research Tools programmes

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    • 20 March 2012Presenter or main title…JISC’s VRE Programme – supporting collaborativeresearchTitle or subtitle… SessionChristopher Brown c.brown@jisc.ac.ukDigital Infrastructure Team
    • JISC Mission To provide world-class leadership in theinnovative use of ICT, to support education and research 20/03/2012 | Slide 2
    • VRE definitionA VRE comprises a set of online tools and other networkresources and technologies interoperating with each otherto facilitate or enhance the processes of researchpractitioners within and across institutional boundaries.A key characteristic of a VRE is that it facilitates collaboration amongstresearchers and research teams providing them with more effectivemeans of collaboratively collecting, manipulating and managing data, aswell as collaborative knowledge creation. 20/03/2012 | Slide 3
    • JISC VRE Programmes VRE1 VRE2 VRE3 2004-2007 2007-2009 2009-2011 15 Projects 4 Demonstrators 10 ProjectsTechnology Focused User and Research Broadening Use Practice Focused Experimental Developmental EmbeddingDiverse design and Unified design and Diverse design – developmental development models community and challenge approached drivenStandalone solutions Integrated pilots Focussed on tools, frameworks and interoperability Collaboration Large and small scale research Single and Multi-disciplinary Research 20/03/2012 | Slide 4
    • VRE Phase 1 VRE1  Experimental VRE2 VRE3 2004-2007 2007-2009 2009-2011 15 Projects 4 Demonstrators 10 ProjectsTechnology Focused User and Research Broadening Use  Application of Practice Focused VLE approaches to Experimental research Developmental EmbeddingDiverse design and Unified design and Diverse design – developmental development models community and challenge approached drivenStandalone solutions  Application of Service Oriented Integrated pilots Focussed on tools, frameworks and Architectures to research interoperability Collaboration Large and small scale research Single and Multi-disciplinary Research 20/03/2012 | Slide 5
    • VRE Phase 1 - Domain AreasSocial Sciences and Arts Natural Sciences and Humanities ISME OGHAM IBVRE BVREH Sakai education research CHESHIRE 3 Political Discourse Cross-Domain CSAGE CORE Sakai portal demonstrator EVIE ELVI IUGO GROWL MEMETIC 20/03/2012 | Slide 6
    • VRE Phase 1 - Technologies Portal ELVI EVIE IBVRE CORE Portal Demo MEMETIC ISME OGHAM IUGO Edu Research Cheshire CSAGE BVREH Political Discourse GrowlDomain Specific Sakai Generic 20/03/2012 | Slide 7
    • VRE Phase 2 Developmental VRE1 VRE2  VRE Exemplars VRE3 2004-2007 2007-2009 2009-2011 15 Projects 4 Demonstrators 10 Projects User Centric &  Demonstrators Technology Focused Research Focused User and Research Broadening Use Practice Focused Experimental Developmental Embedding Diverse design and Unified design and Diverse design – developmental development models community and challenge approached driven Standalone solutions Integrated pilots Focussed on tools, frameworks and interoperability Collaboration Large and small scale research Single and Multi-disciplinary Research 20/03/2012 | Slide 8
    • VRE Phase 2 – Four DemonstratorsVRE-SDM Oxford University http://bvreh.humanities.ox.ac.uk/VRE-SDMCREW Manchester University http://www.crew-vre.net/myExperiment Southampton University http://www.myexperiment.org/VERA Reading University http://vera.rdg.ac.uk/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 9
    • VRE for Study of Documents and Manuscripts 20/03/2012 | Slide 10
    • CREW - Collaborative Research Events on the Web VRE 1 – Semantic linking of data AlertingServices InstantMessaging or IRC LogEvent w eb site Web-based annotation services e-m ail list archive messages VRE 1 – Semantic linking of AG annotations PersonalBlogs Presenters and photo archives personal etc. ofm em bers of hom epage Related External the audience Content e.g. project w ebpagesExamples of web-based content related to a 20/03/2012 | Slide 11 single conference or event presentation
    •  “Facebook for Scientists”  Open source (BSD) Ruby ...but different to Facebook! on Rails application with A repository of research HTML, REST and SPARQL methods interfaces A community social network  Project started March 2007 A Virtual Research  Closed beta since July 2007 Environment  Open beta November 2007myExperiment has over 3000 members, 200 groups, 1000workflows, 300 files and 100 packs*Go to www.myexperiment.org to access publicly availablecontent or create an account *April 2011 20/03/2012 | Slide 12
    • Virtual Learning The social process Environment of Science 2.0 Undergraduate Students Digital Libraries scientists Graduate Students Reprints Peer- Reviewed Technical experimentation Journal &Conference Preprints Reports Papers & Metadata Local Web Data, Metadata Repositories Provenance Certified Experimental Workflows Results & Analyses Ontologies 20/03/2012 | Slide 13
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    • VERA – Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology 20/03/2012 | Slide 15
    • VERA – Online presence 20/03/2012 | Slide 16
    • VERA – Technology trials 20/03/2012 | Slide 17
    • VRE Phase 3 Embedding and extending take-up VRE1 VRE2 VRE3 2004-2007 2007-2009 2009-2011 15 Projects 4 Demonstrators 10 Projects “Building communities for sharing practice” Technology Focused User and Research Broadening Use Practice Focused Open ended/rolling programme Experimental Developmental Embedding Diverse design and Unified design and Diverse design – developmental development models community and challenge approached driven Standalone solutions Integrated pilots Focussed on tools, frameworks and interoperability Collaboration Large and small scale research Single and Multi-disciplinary Research 20/03/2012 | Slide 18
    • VRE Phase 3The intention of this programme is not to produce a completeVRE, but rather to define and help to develop the frameworksand associated standards and to encourage the developmentand population of VREs with applications, services andresources appropriate to their needs. 20/03/2012 | Slide 19
    • VRE Phase 3 - Overview 20/03/2012 | Slide 20
    • VRE Phase 3 - ProjectsStrand 1 - VRE Tools Strand 3 - VRE Interoperability- Video Conversion on PAG LinkSphere ReadingManchester Text VRE KCL Virtual Research Integration Collaboration (VRIC) Southampton Institutional Scholarly comms &Strand 2 - VRE Frameworks publication sharing Cambridge IBBRE Southampton Collaborative Research in Business(CRIB) Lancaster Cancer Imaging VRE Oxford ONE VRE Manchester BRAIN - Building Research andInnovation Networks Coventry 20/03/2012 | Slide 21
    • VRE Phase 3 – IBBRE A VRE to support cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration in internet-based behavioural research Enable behavioural scientists working within a variety of disciplines across the university to collaborate in sharing and reviewing components of internet-delivered interventions Analyse and describe how the VRE can be flexibly used to support collaborations within and outside the university LifeGuide enables researchers to design interventions that: – give tailored advice based on the users answers to questions; – allow users to plan, chart and check their progress; – send follow-up messages to users in the form of personalised emails or texts; – automatically randomise users to different interventions arms; – store all data on user responses and website usage for output to Excel and CSV http://www.lifeguideonline.org/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 22
    • VRE Phase 3 – CRIB Collaborative Research In Business Provide a web-based VRE platform (built on Sakai) that supports management and business professionals in university departments and related organisations who are the essential links between research and commerce. Demonstrates how a VRE can be extended to include management research and practice with tools enabling more effective collaboration, sharing of information and accelerating their progress through the research lifecycle. EMBRaCE (VRERI) – E-Managed Business Relationships and Cohesive Environments. – Exploring mechanisms for the development of large scale e-communities of owner-managers of smaller enterprises. – Knowledge transfer activities between public sector and businesses. 20/03/2012 | Slide 23
    • VRE Phase 3 – VRE-CIVRE Toolkitfor SP2010Cancer Imaging VRE (VRE-CI) to provide a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved inCancer Imaging to share information, images and algorithms. Builds on the Research InformationCentre (RIC) developed for bioscience researchers by the British Library and Microsoft Corporation. 20/03/2012 | Slide 24
    • VRE Phase 3 – VRE-CIImage Metadata Curation Image Library Image Viewer Annotation Tools 20/03/2012 | Slide 25
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    • VRE Phase 3 – BRAIN Building Research And Innovation Networks project Key components of the project: – Selecting a methodology for the project as a whole and using it to structure and plan the project (Agile/RAD). – Finding out what people do in the area of research and innovation and what they needed to improve this. – Analysing how University research-related processes work and how they could be improved. – Helping to fulfil user requirements particularly by facilitating the building of networks and communities and by developing, integrating and deploying supporting tools and services. – Evaluating results and impact and feeding this back into the project. http://innovation1.coventry.ac.uk/brain/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 27
    • VRE Phase 3 – BRAIN Expertise Search Tool (Stand-alone version)www.project-brain.org Researcher Matching Tool (Online version) 20/03/2012 | Slide 28
    • VRE Phase 3 – Linksphere Linking researchers and information Create a unified system with single virtual interface to search all repositories and collections within University of Reading Integration of social network for researchers Enable social interaction and collaboration Repositories include, for example: – Silchester IADB http://www.silchester.rdg.ac.uk – Film Collection – Film, Television and Theatre http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/ – Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology http://www.rdg.ac.uk/Ure/ – The Museum of English Rural Life http://www.merl.org.uk/ http://www.linksphere.org/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 29
    • VRE Phase 3 – TextVRE Support the complete lifecycle of research in e-Humanities textual studies Collaborative environment for textual scholarship, using German TextGrid infrastructure Dispersed scholars working on diverse (digital) humanities projects Develop a VRE that is embedded in the day-to-day research activities of scholars Integrate VRE with institutional infrastructure: repositories, preservation, archives/library Provide integrated framework for dealing with (text-based) historical and archival material http://textvre.cerch.kcl.ac.uk/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 30
    • VRE Phase 3 – VRIC Virtual Research Integration Collaboration Take the Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment VRE (CORE) from VRE1 and integrated into The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Built on the myExperiment platform to share artefacts and enable collaboration VRIC walks users through the stages that constitute the health care research process. Provides tools to facilitate creation of research protocol, trials’ documentation, data analysis and organisation of results 33 clinical trials being added to VRIC http://www.vric.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 31
    • VRE Phase 3 – Connected Works (Institutional Scholarly comms & publication sharing) CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies, Univ of Cambridge) is working with the University Library and Symplectic Ltd to create a scholarly networking platform, inside their Sakai-based VRE CamTools. Supporting researchers – sharing their profiles, connecting with others and driving new collaborations. “One-click publication sharing” system – Enable academics to upload a new paper, and automatically have it placed in the institutional repository and added to their online profile, and also use information about the paper to recommend new connections within the network. http://connectedworks.blogspot.com/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 32
    • VRERI – Rapid InnovationAmi Cambridge University, Peter Murray-RustBlogMyData Reading University, Dr J D BlowerCritterVRE Manchester University, Dr Andrew RowleyEmbrace Lancaster University, Robert CrouchleygMan Kings College London, Mark HedgesMEGStream Aston University, Ian HollidayMILARQ Oxford University, Dr David M ShottonOpenImpact Southampton University, Dr Leslie CarrOpenPSIPearl Southampton University, John DarlingtonPPCC York University, Tom SmithRDSPress Coventry University, David MorrisSERPent University College London, Inst. of Child Health, Dr Tito CastillovizTweets City University London, Dr Jason DykesWattNames Heriot-Watt University, Roger Rist http://code.google.com/p/vreri/ 20/03/2012 | Slide 33
    • VRERI - AMI AMI - a prototype of a natural user interface system that allows bench scientists to interact with their experimental information at the fumehood, using innovative modes of communication appropriate to the lab setting, focusing on voice recognition, touch-screens and laser keyboards. Log in using ID badge (Touch-A-Tag RFID reader)The Ami experiment selection screen All chemicals and apparatus tagged with an RFID taghttp://amiproject.wordpress.com The Ami event log screen 20/03/2012 | Slide 34
    • VRERI - AMI All output files created are stored in one directory for each experiment. This makes it easy to keep track of all data created, and to transfer it to the electronic lab notebook Each sensor has its own log fileThe Ami Experiment The infrared sensor beingMonitoring Tool, here tested on an Arduino circuitbeing used to monitor boardtea temperature… 20/03/2012 | Slide 35
    • VRERI - BlogMyData www.blogmydata.org Allows environmental scientists to visually and interactively explore large datasets, then create notes and annotations about the data. + =www.rdg.ac.uk/godiva2 blogs.chem.soton.ac.uk 20/03/2012 | Slide 36
    • Post-VRE3 Research Programme – Incorporates VRE and research infrastructure programmes – A wider focus than the original VRE programme – Consists of two strands: • Research Tools • Research Support VRE Starter Kit/Infokit via JISC Advance VRE Knowledge Base 20/03/2012 | Slide 37
    • Research Programme - Projects First Research Tools call (16/11) Feb – July 2012 – CamELS • Improve the adoption of ELNs within Chemistry Dept of Cambridge and Southampton. – Increasing interoperability between Corpus Tools • Explore ways of linking different corpus query tools so that users can investigate aspects of the same data in a variety of ways. – e-Health GATEway to the Clouds • Establish a cloud-based VRE on the White Rose Grid to support e- health records research – HISTORE • Developing training modules to encourage and support the use of online historical research tools within VREs 20/03/2012 | Slide 38
    • Research Programme - Projects First Research Tools call (16/11) Feb – July 2012 – INSPIRES • Using visualisation environments and tools to find cross-disciplinary connections between researchers and projects. – SLRGuide • Establish the requirements for, and develop a cloud based collaborative tool to support, the systematic literature review process – TEXTUS • Developing an open source platform that helps researchers and students to collaborate around and work with collections of digitised public domain texts 20/03/2012 | Slide 39
    • Research Programme Projects Second Research Tools call (01/12) July – March 2013 – 4 strands: • Emerging tools • Facilitating research communications • Develop sustainable and open vocabularies for research and information management • Synthesis project focussed on sustainable and open vocabularies for research and information management 20/03/2012 | Slide 40
    • International Connections Knowledge Exchange – JISC, SURFfoundation, DFG, DEF SURF – Starter Kit –> VRE “Infokits” – SURFconext Project Bamboo/Mellon Foundation TERENA 20/03/2012 | Slide 41
    • Further DetailsProgramme Websites http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/vre http://code.google.com/p/vreri/ http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_research.aspxChristopher Brown, Programme Manager E-Mail: c.brown@jisc.ac.uk Tel: +44 7891 501177Torsten Reimer, Programme Manager E-Mail: t.reimer@jisc.ac.uk Tel: +44 787 512 0055Matthew Dovey, Programme Director (e-Research) E-Mail: m.dovey@jisc.ac.uk Tel: +44 7876 445403Programme hash tags:#jiscvre #vre #jiscresearch #jiscrestools #jiscressupport 20/03/2012 | Slide 42
    • Questions16/05/2011 | Slide 43