iSusLabA Sakai-based Virtual Research Environment for scientists                            Jez Cope                      ...
Introduction                 What have we done?   The future   SummaryOutline        1      Introduction                  ...
Introduction                 What have we done?   The future   SummaryOutline        1      Introduction                  ...
Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable ChemicalTechnologies
Introduction                What have we done?       The future              SummaryAside: Academic workload              ...
Rationale
Introduction   What have we done?   The future   SummaryResearcher Development Framework
Introduction             What have we done?           The future    SummaryResearcher Development Framework               ...
Introduction                What have we done?            The future   SummaryWhat is a VRE?                    VRE = Virt...
Introduction                What have we done?            The future   SummaryWhat is a VRE?                    VRE = Virt...
Introduction                 What have we done?   The future   SummaryOutline        1      Introduction                  ...
Introduction                 What have we done?             The future      SummaryReasons for researchers               F...
Introduction                 What have we done?             The future      SummaryReasons for researchers               F...
Introduction                  What have we done?             The future   SummaryReasons for the institution              ...
Introduction                  What have we done?             The future   SummaryReasons for the institution              ...
Introduction                  What have we done?             The future   SummaryReasons for the institution              ...
Introduction                  What have we done?         The future         SummaryUser roles and permissions             ...
Introduction                What have we done?            The future               SummaryStudent projects               E...
Introduction                What have we done?             The future            SummaryMRes project proposals            ...
Introduction                What have we done?             The future            SummaryMRes project proposals            ...
Introduction                What have we done?             The future            SummaryMRes project proposals            ...
Introduction                What have we done?             The future            SummaryMRes project proposals            ...
Introduction                What have we done?          The future            SummaryGoldsmiths course               Cours...
Introduction                What have we done?        The future   SummaryWhat else?               Project report reposito...
Introduction                What have we done?        The future   SummaryWhat else?               Project report reposito...
Introduction                What have we done?        The future   SummaryWhat else?               Project report reposito...
Introduction                What have we done?        The future   SummaryWhat else?               Project report reposito...
Introduction                 What have we done?   The future   SummaryOutline        1      Introduction                  ...
Introduction                What have we done?          The future         SummaryResearch360               Integrate rese...
Introduction                 What have we done?            The future   SummaryElectronic Lab Notebook               Idea:...
Introduction                What have we done?          The future   SummaryWhat else?               New tools:           ...
Introduction                What have we done?          The future   SummaryWhat else?               New tools:           ...
Introduction                  What have we done?        The future   SummarySummary               Sakai works for research...
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iSusLab: a Sakai-based Virtual Research Environment for scientists

  1. 1. iSusLabA Sakai-based Virtual Research Environment for scientists Jez Cope ICT Project Manager Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
  2. 2. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryOutline 1 Introduction Who am I? Aside: academic workload Why a VRE? 2 What have we done? Why Sakai? Our setup Examples of use 3 The future Whats next?
  3. 3. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryOutline 1 Introduction Who am I? Aside: academic workload Why a VRE? 2 What have we done? Why Sakai? Our setup Examples of use 3 The future Whats next?
  4. 4. Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable ChemicalTechnologies
  5. 5. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryAside: Academic workload Research (44%) Teaching (48%) Admin (8%)
  6. 6. Rationale
  7. 7. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryResearcher Development Framework
  8. 8. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryResearcher Development Framework D2.2 Communication media Phase 1 ``Develops skills in a range of communication means… Phase 2 ``Uses interactive communication technologies for networking, information/data sharing and promoting research presence. Phase 3 ``Confidently uses e-resources. Establishes and leads virtual research environments. Collaborates and communicates research `virtually.
  9. 9. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat is a VRE? VRE = Virtual Research Environment An online toolbox to support research; Researchers vary widely — so do VREs; A few examples: Data storage and sharing; Analysis tools; Access to computational resources; Communication & collaboration tools;
  10. 10. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat is a VRE? VRE = Virtual Research Environment An online toolbox to support research; Researchers vary widely — so do VREs; A few examples: Data storage and sharing; Analysis tools; Access to computational resources; Communication & collaboration tools;
  11. 11. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryOutline 1 Introduction Who am I? Aside: academic workload Why a VRE? 2 What have we done? Why Sakai? Our setup Examples of use 3 The future Whats next?
  12. 12. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryReasons for researchers Flexible tools: Many to choose from; Choose as few as you need; ``Shrink-wrap the problem; Flexible permissions: Control access to protect intellectual property; Customise roles & permissions site-by-site if needed.
  13. 13. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryReasons for researchers Flexible tools: Many to choose from; Choose as few as you need; ``Shrink-wrap the problem; Flexible permissions: Control access to protect intellectual property; Customise roles & permissions site-by-site if needed.
  14. 14. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryReasons for the institution Open source: Low cost to implement; Very customisable; Well maintained by the community; Web-based: Available from anywhere; No software installation; Built by HE for HE: Designed with research and teaching in mind; Excellent integration with institutional systems.
  15. 15. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryReasons for the institution Open source: Low cost to implement; Very customisable; Well maintained by the community; Web-based: Available from anywhere; No software installation; Built by HE for HE: Designed with research and teaching in mind; Excellent integration with institutional systems.
  16. 16. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryReasons for the institution Open source: Low cost to implement; Very customisable; Well maintained by the community; Web-based: Available from anywhere; No software installation; Built by HE for HE: Designed with research and teaching in mind; Excellent integration with institutional systems.
  17. 17. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryUser roles and permissions Owner Full administrative access & can delete the site; Organizer Full administrative access; Member Can view most things and add/edit their own content in most tools; Observer Can view most things but cannot make changes. Hat-tip to University of Michigan
  18. 18. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryStudent projects Each MRes and PhD project gets a worksite; Some well used, some less so; Some students, some supervisors taking the lead; Some interesting innovations: e.g. Microsoft OneNote as Electronic Lab Notebook, syncing to Sakai via WebDAV.
  19. 19. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryMRes project proposals Before: Word documents submitted by email and collated manually; Now: Simple form filled in and deposited using Resource tool; Pros: Viewable in the browser (no Word documents); Can enforce character limits; All proposals archived on iSuslab without additional effort; Cons: Copy-and-paste from Word causes problems.
  20. 20. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryMRes project proposals Before: Word documents submitted by email and collated manually; Now: Simple form filled in and deposited using Resource tool; Pros: Viewable in the browser (no Word documents); Can enforce character limits; All proposals archived on iSuslab without additional effort; Cons: Copy-and-paste from Word causes problems.
  21. 21. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryMRes project proposals Before: Word documents submitted by email and collated manually; Now: Simple form filled in and deposited using Resource tool; Pros: Viewable in the browser (no Word documents); Can enforce character limits; All proposals archived on iSuslab without additional effort; Cons: Copy-and-paste from Word causes problems.
  22. 22. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryMRes project proposals Before: Word documents submitted by email and collated manually; Now: Simple form filled in and deposited using Resource tool; Pros: Viewable in the browser (no Word documents); Can enforce character limits; All proposals archived on iSuslab without additional effort; Cons: Copy-and-paste from Word causes problems.
  23. 23. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryGoldsmiths course Course for school science teachers in sustainable chemistry; Participants developed their own resources during the week; Resources shared and archived on iSusLab.
  24. 24. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? Project report repository; Student seminar series coordination; Sustainable Water research sandpit; Public Engagement course resources.
  25. 25. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? Project report repository; Student seminar series coordination; Sustainable Water research sandpit; Public Engagement course resources.
  26. 26. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? Project report repository; Student seminar series coordination; Sustainable Water research sandpit; Public Engagement course resources.
  27. 27. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? Project report repository; Student seminar series coordination; Sustainable Water research sandpit; Public Engagement course resources.
  28. 28. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryOutline 1 Introduction Who am I? Aside: academic workload Why a VRE? 2 What have we done? Why Sakai? Our setup Examples of use 3 The future Whats next?
  29. 29. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryResearch360 Integrate research data management into research workflow; 18 month funded project; Integrate Sakai with digital repositories using SWORD2.
  30. 30. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryElectronic Lab Notebook Idea: Sakai provides some basic components of an ELN: Data storage & sharing (Resources); Standardised data entry (OSP Forms); Access control. Fairly easy to bring these together? Not sure yet…
  31. 31. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? New tools: Video conferencing; Google Documents; Share good practice amongst users: Blog, screencasts, short seminars; Ideas, anyone?
  32. 32. Introduction What have we done? The future SummaryWhat else? New tools: Video conferencing; Google Documents; Share good practice amongst users: Blog, screencasts, short seminars; Ideas, anyone?
  33. 33. Introduction What have we done? The future SummarySummary Sakai works for research too! Contact me: Web http://go.bath.ac.uk/jez Blog http://erambler.co.uk/ Email J.Cope@bath.ac.uk Twitter @jezcope Thanks for your time Any questions?
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