The UCT Research Portal: a head-in-the-clouds view
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
What is feasible soon? Phase 1, Feb 2012 Create and link / redesign Web pages, link a database, establish Portal Showcase Research FacilitiesLibraries Vula and MyRepository 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
What is feasible longer term? Phase 2, Nov 2012Create some dynamic access links to Irma / other databases, create templated Profiles Showcase Experts Research Scholarly Resources 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?
What requires serious integration? Showcase Experts Research Scholarly Resources Profiles FacilitiesLibraries Vula and MyRepository Tools My eResearch My Storage My Students My ContractsFinance My Staff My Grants My Ethics HR Research Office
What is required for what? Showcase Web page linking non-login modulesScholarly works Profiles Dynamic access libraries / databases, web pages Libraries and Rework of libraries site; creation of repository and Repository access Search Experts Dynamic access to profiles, publications etc – SciVal? My Staff Integration of output from:Finance Faculty / Central Finance (SAP?); Faculty / Central HR HR (PeopleSoft?); Postgrad Office for postdocs / students My My Integration of output from:Grants Ethics Research Office (Irma?); RCIPS (Irma); Faculty / Research Office Central Finance
What is required for what? Reconfiguring Vula to allow for researcher access andVula sophisticated collaborative space creation My Adding storage with various modes of access: drag-Storage and-drop backup / storage, dynamic storage…. Writing specialised modules / pgms for researchers; adapting other packages for UCT HPC use; pipelining modules for easier access; providing a Windows HPC My cluster; facilitating seamless Cloud and Grid access Tools for specialist applications