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Res portal 16 5-2012

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Research Portal slideshow from May 17th UCT Research Indaba

Research Portal slideshow from May 17th UCT Research Indaba

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  • 1. The UCT Research Portal: a head-in-the-clouds view
  • 2. We’re live….
  • 3. Home Page –accessible viastandard login
  • 4. Access Statistics to May 2012:These are the top referrers in order:http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/commerce/news/2012/pages/eresearch.asphttp://www.researchoffice.uct.ac.za/http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/research-help/research-support-linkshttp://www.icts.uct.ac.za/modules.phphttp://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/research-portal-news
  • 5. Access Statistics to May 2012: Top destinations (pages being visited): 1. funding.aspx 2. referencing.aspx 3. blogroll-and-archives.aspx 4. scientific-computing.aspx 5. research-facilities.aspx 6. dataservices.aspx 7. datasets-and-collections.aspx 8. ratingassessments.aspx 9. researchresources.aspxThese are the top referrers in order:http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/commerce/news/2012/pages/eresearch.asphttp://www.researchoffice.uct.ac.za/http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/research-help/research-support-linkshttp://www.icts.uct.ac.za/modules.phphttp://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/research-portal-news
  • 6. News feed direct fromUCT Research Officesite
  • 7. Most accessed resource: noteResearch Professional Africasite is a highly comprehensiveand up-to-date catalogue ofAfrica-specific fundingopportunities worldwide
  • 8. Second most popular page: a collection ofbibliographic tools for management of formal andinformal publications and constructing referencelists
  • 9. Increasingly popular page:access to various means ofaccurately assessing your ownor others’ publication outputs– including informal or socialmedia mentions
  • 10. Collaboration tools for research: these include popular public toolslike Dropbox, as well as UCT-specific tools like Vula and Sharepoint /MESH. Video conferencing information is also available.
  • 11. The UCT HPC cluster recently achieved theimpressive benchmark of 100,000 computinghours in 1 year. The support team has anexcellent record in adapting all sorts of softwareto run on the cluster and on the SA Grid.
  • 12. The Research Facilitiesdatabase is a rapidly-growing interactiveregister of top-endresearch equipment andfacilities at UCT. Itprovides instant access toinformation on what isavailable, whether it canbe accessed by outsiders,and what the costs ofoperation / use are.
  • 13. Sample view
  • 14. Sample equipment entry
  • 15. Home Page access to blogs and resources related to UCT Research
  • 16. …and especiallythis…B-)
  • 17. The way we thought it should be (mid-2011) eResearch Tab on UCT Home Page Outside View Showcase Scholarly Search Research Profiles work Experts FacilitiesLibraries Vula and MyRepository Tools My eResearch My Storage My Students My ContractsFinance My Staff My Grants My Ethics HR Research Office Inside View
  • 18. The way we think it should be now (mid-2012): eResearch Tab on Showcase = Research Office Site UCT Home Page Login to all resources via single name/password Experts Research Scholarly Outputs Profiles Facilities Libraries Vula and My Repository Tools My eResearch My Storage My Students My Contracts Finance My Staff My Grants My Ethics HR Research OfficeSecure access for researchers to portal; public access to RO site
  • 19. What is happening now? Phase 1, live Feb 2012Created and linked / redesigned Web pages, linked a database, established Portal site Research Facilities Libraries Vula and My Repository My eResearch Tools NOTE: we presently do not know what to use for Portal – several options exist NOTE 2: FULL implementation has to wait for UCT Web renewal
  • 20. What is planned for longer term? Phase 2, live by Nov 2012Create some dynamic access links to Irma / other databases, create templated Profileswhich include “Scholarly Resources” – publication lists and other forms of publication Search Experts Research Scholarly Outputs Profiles Facilities Libraries Vula and My Repository Tools My eResearch NOTE: both Scholarly Resources and Profiles require significant development and policy decisions. Eg: SR not just database output; also represents “non conventional” publications for Humanities etc – video, digitised artworks?
  • 21. What requires serious integration?All modules that get information from other systems: SAP for finances, PeopleSoft forstudent information, University Office for ethics, contracts and publication counts Experts Research Scholarly Outputs Profiles Facilities Libraries Vula and My Repository Tools My eResearch My Storage My Students My Contracts Finance My Staff My Grants My Ethics HR Research Office