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Presentation given at LiLa conference, 11 April 2011 (http://www.lila-project.org/conference2011/programme.html)

Presentation given at LiLa conference, 11 April 2011 (http://www.lila-project.org/conference2011/programme.html)

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    • LiLa Conference 2011: Sharing Online Laboratories for Education – 11 April 2011
      Presenter or main title…
      “Virtual” VREs - bringing research into the curriculum
      Session Title or subtitle…
      Christopher BrownDigital Infrastructure Team
    • JISC Mission
      To provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of ICT, to support education and research
      11/04/2011| Slide 2
    • Primary JISC Activities
      Committees &
      Consultation
      e-Administration
      e-Learning
      e-Research
      e-Content
      Services
      Innovation
      Programmes
      e-Infrastructure
      Access Management
      Network
      Outreach &
      Embedding
      11/04/2011 | Slide 3
    • JISC e-Research Programmes
      Research Communities Engagement
      Virtual Research Environments
      Research Data Management
      Research Infrastructures and Services
      11/04/2011 | Slide 4
    • VRE definition
      A VRE comprises a set of online tools and other network resources and technologies interoperating with each other to facilitate or enhance the processes of research practitioners within and across institutional boundaries.
      A key characteristic of a VRE is that it facilitates collaboration amongst researchers and research teams providing them with more effective means of collaboratively collecting, manipulating and managing data, as well as collaborative knowledge creation.
      11/04/2011 | Slide 5
    • JISC VRE Programmes
      11/04/2011 | Slide 6
    • VRE Phase 1
      Experimental
      Application of VLE approaches to research
      Application of Service Oriented Architectures to research
      11/04/2011 | Slide 7
    • VRE Phase 1 - Domain Areas
      Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities
      • OGHAM
      • BVREH
      • Sakai education research
      • CHESHIRE 3
      • Political Discourse
      Natural Sciences
      • ISME
      • IBVRE
      Cross-Domain
      • CSAGE
      • CORE
      • Sakai portal demonstrator
      • EVIE
      • ELVI
      • IUGO
      • GROWL
      • MEMETIC
      11/04/2011 | Slide 8
    • VRE Phase 1 - Technologies
      Portal
      ELVI
      EVIE
      Portal
      Demo
      IBVRE
      CORE
      MEMETIC
      ISME
      IUGO
      OGHAM
      Edu Research
      Cheshire
      CSAGE
      BVREH
      Political Discourse
      Growl
      Domain Specific
      Sakai
      Generic
      11/04/2011 | Slide 9
    • VRE Phase 2
      Developmental
      User Centric & Research Focused
      • VRE Exemplars
      • Demonstrators
      11/04/2011 | Slide 10
    • VRE Phase 2 – Four Demonstrators
      11/04/2011 | Slide 11
    • VRE for Study of Documents and Manuscripts
      11/04/2011 | Slide 12
    • 11/04/2011 | Slide 13
    • VRE for Study of Documents and Manuscripts
      11/04/2011 | Slide 14
    • 11/04/2011 | Slide 15
    • CREW
      Collaborative Research Events on the Web (CREW)
      11/04/2011 | Slide 16
    • Overview Slides April 2009 http://www.crew-vre.net/
      11/04/2011 | Slide 17
    • CREW
      11/04/2011 | Slide 18
      • “Facebook for Scientists” ...but different to Facebook!
      • A repository of research methods
      • A community social network
      • A Virtual Research Environment
      • Open source (BSD) Ruby on Rails application with HTML, REST and SPARQL interfaces
      • Project started March 2007
      • Closed beta since July 2007
      • Open beta November 2007
      myExperiment has over 3000 members, 200 groups, 1000 workflows, 300 files and 100 packs*
      Go to www.myexperiment.org to access publicly available content or create an account
      *April 2011
      11/04/2011 | Slide 19
    • The social process of Science
      Virtual Learning Environment
      Reprints
      Peer-Reviewed Journal & Conference Papers
      Technical Reports
      LocalWeb
      Preprints & Metadata
      Repositories
      Certified Experimental Results & Analyses
      2.0
      Undergraduate Students
      Digital Libraries
      scientists
      Graduate Students
      experimentation
      Data, Metadata Provenance WorkflowsOntologies
      16/11/2010 | Slide 20
    • 16/11/2010 | Slide 21
    • myExperimentFeatures
      • User Profiles
      • Groups
      • Friends
      • Sharing
      • Tags
      • Workflows
      • Developer interface
      • Credits and Attributions
      • Fine control over privacy
      • Packs
      • Federation
      • Enactment
      Distinctives
      11/04/2011 | Slide 22
    • Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology - VERA
      11/04/2011 | Slide 23
    • VERA – Online presence
      11/04/2011 | Slide 24
    • VERA – Technology trials
      11/04/2011 | Slide 25
    • VRE Phase 3
      Embedding and extending take-up
      “Building communities for sharing practice”
      Open ended/rolling programme
      11/04/2011 | Slide 26
    • VRE Phase 3
      The intention of this programme is not to produce a complete VRE, but rather to define and help to develop the frameworks and associated standards and to encourage the development and population of VREs with applications, services and resources appropriate to their needs.
      11/04/2011| Slide 27
    • VRE Phase 3 - Overview
      11/04/2011 | Slide 28
    • VRE Phase 3 - Projects
      11/04/2011| | Slide 29
      Strand 3 - VRE InteroperabilityLinkSphere ReadingText VRE KCLVirtual Research Integration Collaboration (VRIC) SouthamptonInstitutional Scholarly comms & publication sharing Cambridge
      Strand 1 - VRE Tools- Video Conversion on PAGManchester
      • Strand 2 - VRE FrameworksIBBRESouthamptonCollaborative Research in Business (CRIB)LancasterCancer Imaging VREOxfordONE VREManchesterBRAIN - Building Research and Innovation NetworksCoventry
      11/04/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 29
    • 11/04/2011| | Slide 30
    • VRE Phase 3 – VRE-CI
      11/04/2011| Slide 31
      VRE Toolkit for SP2010
      Cancer Imaging VRE (VRE-CI) to provide a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in Cancer Imaging to share information, images and algorithms. Builds on the Research Information Centre (RIC) developed for bioscience researchers by the British Library and Microsoft Corporation.
    • VRE Phase 3 – VRE-CI
      11/04/2011| Slide 32
      Image Library
      Image Metadata Curation
      Image Viewer
      Annotation Tools
    • VRERI – Rapid Innovation
      http://code.google.com/p/vreri/
      11/04/2011| Slide 33
    • VRERI - Megstream
      Megstream: Streamlining the processing of MEG dataThe Megstream prototype aims to simplify brain research and make it more accessible. MEG scanners measure magnetic activity in the brain over time. Specialist software from the vendor produces images of this activity within the brain for analysis and diagnosis.
      The Megstream software makes it easier to produce these images by:
      overlaying the previously complex and ‘fuzzy’ process with ordered workflows
      providing remote access to these analysis workflows via a web browser 
      And it makes it easier to track and reproduce the underlying research by:
      recording information about each scan in a database
      using a plugin to the WordPress blogging platform to link the information in the database and the process of creating and analysing MEG images
      11/04/2011| Slide 34
      http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/brain-centre/facilities-clinical-services/meg-studies/streamlining-meg/
    • 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.
      11/04/2011| Slide 35
      Log in using ID badge
      (Touch-A-Tag RFID reader)
      The Ami experiment selection screen
      All chemicals and apparatus tagged with an RFID tag
      http://amiproject.wordpress.com
      The Ami event log screen
    • VRERI - AMI
      11/04/2011 | Slide 36
      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 file
      The Ami Experiment Monitoring Tool, here being used to monitor tea temperature…
      The infrared sensor being tested on an Arduino circuit board
    • VRE – for teaching
      Many VRE projects could be built on to take them into the classroom
      Use same tools as researchers – “virtual” VRE
      Taking into a teaching environment not often considered
      In future include from the outset not as an add on
      Often requires removing personal information from real data
      11/04/2011| Slide 37
    • Further Details
      Programme Websites
      http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/vre
      http://code.google.com/p/vreri/
      Christopher Brown, Programme Manager (e-Research)
      E-Mail: c.brown@jisc.ac.uk
      Tel: +44 7891 501177
      Matthew Dovey, Programme Director (e-Research)
      E-Mail: m.dovey@jisc.ac.uk
      Tel: +44 7876 445403
      Programme hash tags:
      #jiscvre
      #vre
      11/04/2011 | Slide 38
    • Questions
      11/04/2011 | Slide 39