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Consolidated ViBRANT Project Final Review Presentations

  1. 1. Meeting agenda Wednesday 29th Jan. 2014 EC premises (Room 0/S5) Avenue de Beaulieu 25 1160 Brussels 9.30 Welcome and introduction of participants 9.35 Overview of results & achievements, incl. a summary of budget & resources V. Smith RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 10.05 WP2: Technical architecture 10.25 WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining NETWORKING ACTIVITIES 10.45 WP3: Training, outreach and community support 11.05 COFFEE BREAK 11.30 WP4: Standardisation 11.50 WP8: Ecological and conservation data mobilisation SERVICE ACTIVITIES 12.10 WP5: Interaction and services 12.30 WP6: Scholarly publishing 12.50 LUNCH MANAGEMENT & IMPACT 14.00 ViBRANT impact and product sustainability 14.20 WP1: Management and Financial matters 14.50 Additional discussion (if necessary) 15.10 Reviewers meeting with Project Officer Reviewers and PO 15.30 Quick feedback from reviewers 15.45 Contingency (in case of over run) End of review for the consortium 16.00 Preparation of review report Reviewers and PO S. Rycroft (NHM) D. Morse (OU) T. Backeljau (RBINS) Y. de Jong (RBINS) C. Arvanitidis (HCMR) N. Caithness (UOXF.E9) L. Penev (PENSOFT) V. Smith V. Smith All All
  2. 2. Overview of results & achievements Vincent Smith Natural History Museum London ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  3. 3. Overview of results & achievements The Project ID Project coordinator Vincent Smith Project number: 261532 Start date: 01 Dec 2010 End date: 30 Nov 2013 WP Leaders 1: Dave Roberts 2: Simon Rycroft 3: Thierry Backeljau 4: Yde de Jong/Wouter Los 5: Neil Caithness 6: Lyubomir Penev 7: David Morse 8: Christos Arvanitidis NHM, UK NHM, UK RBINS, BE RBINS, BE/UvA, NL UOXF.E9, UK Pensoft, BG OU, UK HMCR, GR ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  4. 4. Overview of results & chievements 17 partners in 9 countries (universities, museums & 2 SMEs) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  5. 5. Overview of results & achievements Project’s concept and objectives Vision Connecting the people, data & science of biodiversity Position Open & sustainable development of a federated network of biodiversity informatics infrastructures Mission Facilitate the mobilisation, sharing, reuse and publication of biodiversity data ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  6. 6. Overview of results & achievements Project’s concept and objectives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. provide sustainable services in data mobilisation, integration, publication, sharing, use and reuse to research communities and the European public connect end users of biodiversity data to networks of primary producers provide means to establish and document the state of the art in biodiversity research identify research and development needs and gaps in the provision of support to biodiversity researchers provide an information centre for biodiversity research results defragment access to biodiversity data ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  7. 7. Overview of results & achievements Interconnecting nodes in an federated network that retain operational autonomy ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  8. 8. Overview of results & achievements Our Products for Promoting open access publishing and literature mining Biodiversity data Journal Novel open access journal for data publication 65,000 unique visits within three months Pensoft Writing Tool Integrated online manuscript-authoring platform 50 manuscript submissions within first month Bibliography of Life Freely accessible bibliographic citations Over 215,000 references ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  9. 9. Overview of results & achievements Our Products for Enabling data visualisation and computation OBOE GeoCAT Web-based platform for computing applications Rapid geospatial conservation assessments 13 computational tools 1000 assessments in 2012 CartoDB Ikey+ / Mkey+ Open source visualisation platform Online services for identification keys 26,000 subscribed users Over 250 uses per month ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  10. 10. Overview of results & achievements Our Products for efficient interoperability Knowledge Organisation System Controlled vocabularies for data mobilisation and aggregation Platform for Cybertaxonomy Effective links with Scratchpads for major European checklists ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  11. 11. Overview of results & achievements Our Products for facilitating community support & participation COMBER Citizen science project for divers and snorkelers 5,650 marine species observations by citizen scientists Training and Outreach Support and train users - enable community grow 38 training courses 453 participants 20 Scratchpad ambassadors New scratchpads.eu portal ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  12. 12. Overview of results & achievements The ViBRANT Network hub Enter, structure, curate, link and publish biodiversity data online 7000 active users in 630 vibrant communities Over 260 citations in peer reviewed papers ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  13. 13. Overview of results & achievements Scratchpads case studies | 4 out of 630 communities Solanaceae source Sampled Red List Index for Plants Agriculture - Horticulture African Ichthyology Portal Animal Biodiversity Plants Conservation Diatoms online Citizen Science ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  14. 14. Overview of results & achievements Publications 62 scientific papers (59 open access) with a rate of c. 2 every month Incl. Nature , PLoS One, BMC Informatics, BMC Ecology, ZooKeys & Biodiversity Data Journal Selected publications Three special issues Zookeys vols 150, 209 & 365 The white paper Hardisty, A., Roberts D. and The Biodiversity Informatics Community. “A Decadal View of Biodiversity Informatics: Challenges and Priorities.” BMC Ecology 13 (2013) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  15. 15. Overview of results & achievements Conference presentations 105 conference presentations reach out to more than 10,000 people (incl. researchers, policy makers and the public) Meetings/workshops • Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013 in Rome, Italy • 96 workshops with more than 4,000 participants (incl. 38 Scratchpads training courses) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  16. 16. Overview of results & achievements ViBRANT brochure Presenting the major ViBRANT products Structured to address a wider audience 32 pages full colour Scratchpads brochure Presenting Scratchpads functionality through several successful case studies by several biodiversity communities 24 pages full colour ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  17. 17. Overview of results & achievements Year 2 review feedback Strengthen integration and clarify the main end products of the project  Year 3 was focused on integration activities and promoting main ViBRANT products Attribute more emphasis on dissemination and hands-on training, including the organisation of final event and widening user communities.  More training and dissemination activities than year 1 & 2. Online & on-site training, ambassadors activities, brochures Prepare by 31st March 2013 a note outlining the activities and tasks to be accomplished in the last year, indicating the priority and time by which they are targeted to be achieved.  Prepared and submitted Prepare by 31st March 2013 a note summarising the changes brought to the DoW to date, and introduce subsequently a request for contract amendment, including contractual modifications and the updated DoW.  Prepared and submitted Deliverables should be more substantial content-wise and respect FP7 guidelines for project reports. In particular the final report should present clearly project results and their applicability, added value and impact.  Included in the final report ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  18. 18. Overview of results & achievements  all completed  on time  on line Year 3 deliverables D1.1 - Overall Management Report on the project overall management procedures D2.3 - Financial sustainability Project’s financial sustainability model D2.4 - Unit testing Distributed and automated unit testing mechanism for Scratchpad code D3.3 - Community delivery and evaluation Assessment of a self supporting open source community for sustainable implementation D4.3 - Design of robust services Develop robust services, based on usage statistics and user feedback D5.3 - Sustainable software services Refined and sustainable software services available for public use D6.3 - Data publication workflow Description of workflows and tools developed or upgraded by Pensoft in the course of the ViBRANT project D7.3 - Literature search Develop the literature search software D8.3 - A start-up portal for discovery of GBIF mediated data Delivery of a Scratchpad based start-up portal for discovery of GBIF mediated data ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  19. 19. Overview of results & achievements Budget breakdown for the project REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  20. 20. Overview of results & achievements Type of Position (paid by the project positions) Number of people Scientific Coordinator 1 Work package leaders 8 Experienced researchers 44 PhD Students 9 Technical staff 34 ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  21. 21. Overview of results & achievements Sustainability outlook • 8,500 active users (7,000 in Scratchpads) • 630 Scratchpads communities • More than 1.5 million unique visitors to ViBRANT tools and services over the three-years (1.2 million to Scratchpad sites) • NERC funding e-monocot • Marie Curie Grant (IIF) Starting mid-2014 • US-NSF Grants • Major community databases to be migrated to Scratchpads Spin-off activities Promote links to EU projects BioVeL, agInfra, BioSOS, EU-BON, GIGESMED Identify opportunities in H2020 to capitalise on current investments and minimise future redundant activities ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  22. 22. WP2: Technical architecture Simon Rycroft Natural History Museum London ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  23. 23. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Description & Objectives WP Description To develop and deliver the technical architecture required to host, integrate and sustain the Scratchpad framework within the ViBRANT consortium. This moves the Scratchpad prototype into a sustainable open-source, enterprise-level system. WP partners WP Objectives • Develop and deliver an enhanced technical framework for hosting the Scratchpad infrastructure. • Distribute the Scratchpad server so that other institutions can independently host Scratchpads. • Develop new functionality for Scratchpads, including human interfaces and APIs. • Develop a financial model for sustainable delivery of service. Year three effort 52.61 PM ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  24. 24. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Activities Year three deliverables D2.3 – Financial sustainability Report on options for the ViBRANT financial sustainability model including selection of preferred model and accompanying Service Level Agreements (SLA's). ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  25. 25. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Activities Year three deliverables D2.4 – Unit testing Distributed and automated unit testing mechanism for Scratchpad code completed and available. This will operate in conjunction with the Scratchpad Sandbox to ensure that the latest version of the software is available for testing. Other year three activities • • • • Data search portal providing a single point of entry to all Scratchpad data Report on the options for a biodiversity data citation metric Additional module development as highlighted by M2.20 Integration of products from other WPs, including the PWT, OBOE, RefBank, Vocabularies services, CDM and GeoCAT. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  26. 26. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Foreground Scratchpads Description Scratchpads is an open source and free to use platform that enables you to work in a collaborative online environment. With a Scratchpad you can easily create your own website to structure, manage, link and publish biodiversity data. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  27. 27. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Follow up activities Key Highlights • All Scratchpads 1 sites have now been migrated to Scratchpads 2 • The Scratchpads are now hosted on a stable platform with failover and mirroring capabilities • Completely redesigned Scratchpads homepage • Many new features have been added to the Scratchpads, including import from Excel, export to DwC-A, content citation, integration with Lucid & BRAHMS, integration with the PWT… ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  28. 28. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Scratchpads KPI – Impact - Sustainability • Numbers of users and sites is increasing at a consistent rate. • The number of views of Scratchpads data is increasing, although we only started measuring the numbers of views in a reliable way within the last year. • The quantity of content is increasing, and if it were possible to measure the quality of the content, that too is improving. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  29. 29. WP2: Technical architecture Research activities Follow up activities • Scratchpads integrating ViBRANT products with BioVeL (pilot project on killerwhales) • Integration of agricultural VREs – agriDrupal in association with agInfra project and FAO • Project proposal to integrate ISA Tools, BioVeL and Scratchpads into a single virtual research environment • New projects to migrate existing online biodiversity databases to Scratchpads (e.g. H&M World’s Birds Checklist, Flora of Zimbabwe, MycoNet project) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  30. 30. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining David Morse Open University ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  31. 31. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities Description & Objectives WP Description To facilitate the recovery of key content types (e.g. taxonomic names) and underpinning data from published documents, and the integration of those documents into the Scratchpad framework to meet the needs of Scratchpad users. WP partners WP Objectives • • • • Community contributed bibliography Identification and mark-up of elements within documents Disambiguation and annotation of mark-up Web service for search and information retrieval Year three effort 43.63 PM ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  32. 32. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities Activities Year three deliverables D7.3 - Literature search The deliverable is branded as ReFindit, which with RefBank achieves our goal of a Bibliography of Life. Other year three activities • ViBRANT corpus, to support future NLP research • RefConcile, to de-duplicate bibliographic references • Support for • OBOE-Scratchpad integration • audience analysis ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  33. 33. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities Foreground Bibliography of Life Description A freely accessible bibliography of every taxonomic paper ever published. Draws on references in Scratchpads and other targeted resources making it easier for researchers to produce accurate references for their citations. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  34. 34. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities RefBank A network of servers to store, de-duplicate and parse bibliographic references into which users can load, edit and delete references, to provide a curated set of references. ReFindit A tool to discover and download bibliographic references from a wide range of open access on-line bibliographies, including RefBank. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  35. 35. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities Bibliography of Life KPI – Impact - Sustainability • More than 220,000 references loaded before launch 3Q 2013. • All references loaded into Scratchpads are automatically harvested. • Used seamlessly by authors in PWT when searching for references. • Will be supported and used by Plazi and Pensoft after ViBRANT. • The underlying tools are being adopted by the Global Names Architecture project, and being investigated by two EU FP7 projects, agINFRA and pro-iBiosphere. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  36. 36. WP7: Biodiversity literature access and data mining Research activities Follow up activities • Use of the Bibliography of Life within related projects. • More RefBank nodes planned. • Take up of ViBRANT technology within the Global Names Architecture project, including a reworked RefBank as BionomialBank. • Continued collaboration between VU and OU analysing the audience of e-infrastructure users. • Project proposals submitted based on analysing content of RefBank. • Project proposals submitted based on ViBRANT’s NLP tools used in preparing the Corpus, and extend to identify images. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  37. 37. WP3: Training, outreach and community support Thierry Backeljau Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  38. 38. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Description & Objectives WP Description Empower and enable biodiversity scientists to use ViBRANT tools to strengthen community collaboration. In particular to enhance the development of Scratchpads and to support and extend the user communities, leading to increased production of digital biodiversity information. WP partners WP Objectives • Organisation and delivery of ViBRANT training courses • Implementation of network activities to extend the ViBRANT community and to foster its long-term stability • Conducting user studies • Providing community support for the use of ViBRANT services Year three effort 29.23 PM Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  39. 39. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Activities Year three deliverables D3.3 Community delivery and evaluation Structuring the necessary support mechanisms, crowdsourcing the support, maximizing its efficiency and assessment of the user base needs nurture a community based model and keep the open source community alive! Other year three activities • • • • • • International training: on-site & online Wiki-based documentation system Open source bug/issues tracker Global network of Ambassadors ViBRANT’s audience classifier tool Funder and output analysis tool Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  40. 40. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Foreground Training International training sessions, given online and on-site play an important role in assisting both new and existing Scratchpad users. Support A wiki-based documentation system and an open source bug/issues tracker play a vital role in connecting Scratchpads users with the Scratchpads developers. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  41. 41. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Foreground Ambassadors A global network of experienced Scratchpads users support their local user community, linking the Scratchpads support team with the user base. Sociological studies of use In a series of studies, use and users were identified, in order to learn about impact and possible future actions to improve Scratchpads’ impact. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  42. 42. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Training, outreach & support Description Large part of effort is invested in training. A mediawiki provides the basis for online and printed training manuals, a FAQ and videos. Redmine tracks all bug reports, feature requests and support queries from users. A worldwide Ambassadors network supports local Scratchpads communities and promotes Scratchpads use. Training organised by Ambassador in Lviv, May 2013 Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  43. 43. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Sociological studies Description How can impact of Scratchpads be evaluated? What is the disciplinary landscape in which Scratchpads are and can be used? Who are the scholarly and non-scholarly users and does this change over time? Do Scratchpads create a new collaborative environment? What strategies may lead to a larger uptake? Co-author network of a Scratchpad Knowledge flows in the journal citation network Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  44. 44. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Training, outreach & support KPI – Impact - Sustainability • Over 450 participants have attended 38 international on-site & online training. • A total of 2,907 issues submitted to the Redmine system have been tracked: > 2,500 have been successfully resolved. • The help wiki has had 129,000 views since its creation in March 2012. • Twenty users from 16 different countries signed up for the Ambassadors scheme. • Training, support and outreach, along with sociological studies performed on the userbase, nurtured the creation of a community contribution business model that safeguards the long-term sustainability for most of the project’s products. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  45. 45. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Sociological studies KPI – Impact - Sustainability Several publications are in different stages of finalisation. Some findings: • Increased use, main users in higher education and research organizations. Small numbers of other user types suggest societal use (and possibilities for new outreach). • Scratchpads membership also includes nonresearchers, and generally members were previously not collaborating. So Scratchpads do organise taxonomists. • Sustainability and impact may require strategies to involve communities in research infrastructures, next to individuals. • Collaboration between different relevant disciplines is important. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  46. 46. WP3: Training, outreach & community support Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Follow up activities • • • • • • Promotion of Scratchpads via the Distributed European School of Taxonomy Scratchpads training is part of the DEST training curriculum Training and support is sustained by NHM London Continued Scratchpads promotion and support by Ambassadors Use of Scratchpads as project website promoted in project proposals Studies on use and users will be continued, leading to further insights in strategies to involve researchers and research communities, including citizen scientists. • Work on methods for measuring impact to be continued, also in related projects. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  47. 47. WP4: Standardisation Yde de Jong Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  48. 48. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Description & Objectives WP Description Ensure compatibility and interoperability of all data within ViBRANT and to other research and publishing infrastructures and services. WP partners Enforce or facilitate the use of externally standardised ontologies or when no adequate standards exist, enable ViBRANT users to develop, document, and voluntarily share new ontologies. WP Objectives • Facilitate integration and harmonisation of distributed data-sets. • Provide management and dissemination facilities for the necessary ontologies by: o o Providing access to external services based on these ontologies and APIs. Developing APIs building on standard ontologies and protocols. Year three effort 44.8 PM • Provide biologists with the necessary flexibility to express their knowledge regardless of whether the terminology has been standardised. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  49. 49. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Activities Year three deliverables D4.3 – Design of robust services Continuing improvements and extensions on establishing cross-platform integration and further 'Ontology Platform’ advancements. Other year three activities • • • • • • Workflow optimised services on ViBRANT index KOS integration into Scratchpads Xper2 and EDIT Platforms publishing capability on Mediawiki Xper2 (further) integration into CDM Fauna Europaea data papers & migration Global Names Europe H2020 preparations Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  50. 50. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities GBIF Knowledge Organization System (KOS) Description Offers a set of Vocabulary Tools and Services providing routines and mechanisms to build, manage and exchange (controlled) vocabularies, including: • Term Forum (Semantic Media Wiki) • Term Browser • Vocabulary Server • Resource Repository Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  51. 51. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy Description • Offers a virtual common access point, optimising data exchange and management for taxonomists and supporting the treatment of descriptive data. • Interoperate with the Scratchpads, KOS, Pensoft and Xper2 platforms. • Hosts various taxonomic data sets and backbones (like CoL & PESI). Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  52. 52. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Foreground ViBRANT index publishing platform Offers a common searching index and access service for ViBRANT and CDM data, optimised for e-Science workflow application (via the BiodiversityCatalogue), using the CDM web-service layer. ViBRANT Single Access Key Service Offers a web service for biological key generation, based on the Xper2 platform features, helping building a consistent descriptive system for use in multi-access keys or descriptive items. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  53. 53. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Foreground KOS – Scratchpads integration module Offers a feature replacing vocabularies in Scratchpads by controlled vocabularies from the GBIF Resources Repository, including (potential) updates of GBIF KOS terms. Global Names Europe - assay Offers a contribution to the Global Names Architecture preparations as a necessary component of Research Data eInfrastructures: Framework for Action in H2020 Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  54. 54. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Foreground MediaWiki publishing platform Offers enhancements on the publishing capability of the Semantic MediaWiki for use in KOS for vocabulary management. Also for the Xper2 and EDIT Platforms this Mediawiki features were investigated. Pensoft publishing platform Offers the preparation of data papers using the PWT following the launch of the BDJ as a next generation platform for publishing biodiversity science and data. ZooKeys special issue on Fauna Europaea. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  55. 55. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities ViBRANT WP4 products & services KPI – Impact - Sustainability • • • • • • • • 67 Scratchpads harvested/published into the ViBRANT index, including 262,664 taxa. Two GBIF KOS vocabulary instances imported into the Scratchpads. CDM data set (Flora of Cyprus) imported into a (test) Scratchpad. Effective employment of the MediaWiki as a publishing platform for e-Taxonomy. TDWG VoMaG task group established for KOS governance. Active GN-EU outreach in initiatives like RDA, Coopeus, BIH/LifeWatch, TDWG, and EUDAT. 57 Fauna Europaea data papers manuscripts in preparation in the PWT. Xper² (full) integration into the CDM Taxonomic Editor. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  56. 56. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities Follow up activities • Import of additional KOS vocabularies into the Scratchpads. • Implementation of BDJ as a tool triggering community participation for taxonomic indexing/editing and validation for taxonomic standardisation. • Further employment of CDM for the hosting and integrated access of biodiversity data (EU BON) and descriptive data treatments (pro-iBiosphere). • Description of GN-EU as an European contribution to the Global Names Architecture and the initiation of H2020 bids as part of a collaborative (LifeWatch) Taxonomic Roadmap plan. • Continuation of VoMaG task group activities. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  57. 57. WP4: Standardisation Title of WP Click to enter WP[x]: Network activities ViBRANT WP4 working meeting, Berlin, 8-9 October 2012 Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  58. 58. WP8: Ecological and conservation data mobilisation Christos Arvanitidis Hellenic Centre for Marine Research ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  59. 59. WP8: Ecological & conservation data mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Description & Objectives WP Description The primary objective was to extend the capacity of the Scratchpads (in collaboration with WP2, WP4, and WP5) into ecology and conservation science. This has been proved to be particularly important for the sustainability of the project since its products are now being used by communities which are not traditionally included in the taxonomists WP partners WP Objectives i. facilitate naturalist citizen scientists to contribute their observational information to the eInfrastructure. ii. improve data quality of information present in thematic and global biodiversity databases; iii. boost GBIF network expansion at national and regional scales; iv. integrate data from various biodiversity sources for ecological and biodiversity assessment and, v. facilitate the Red List assessment processes for endangered species by IUCN and other stakeholders. Year three effort 45.7 PM Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  60. 60. WP8: Ecological & conservation data mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Activities Year three deliverables D8.3 - A start-up portal for discovery of GBIF mediated data M8.18 - Scratchpads module for data recording (Citizen Science) Alpha version M8.23 - Integration of the 3D morphological and anatomical data in Scratchpads M8.24 - Scientific document with the results from the COMBER data M8.20 - Ecological and conservation applications implemented as a service M8.21 - Integration of visualization applications with Scratchpads Other year three activities • • • • Implementation (expansion of COMBER to the Aegean and Ionian Seas) Dissemination (e.g. IPC, Sydney, AU; BIH2020, Roma, IT) Impact and sustainability (GBIF NPT, COMBER, BICT, GeoCAT, CartoDB) Publication of pioneering scientific documents Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  61. 61. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities Foreground COMBER COMBER is a citizen science project for divers and snorkelers to collect information on marine species and contribute to biodiversity monitoring. The software serves as a platform for similar citizen science projects. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  62. 62. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities Foreground GeoCAT GeoCAT simplifies the process of Red Listing and helps to identify threatened species. GeoCAT is an open source, browser-based tool that performs rapid geospatial analysis for Red List assessment. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  63. 63. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities Foreground NPT Start-up The Nodes Portal Toolkit start-up is an open source tool that provides biodiversity information web presence for GBIF Participants. The toolkit supports countries by highlighting the available national biodiversity species data for the benefit of science and society. BICT The Biological Index Calculation Tool (BICT) is an online tool available via OBOE. BICT calculates up to eleven different biodiversity indices on data submitted by the user and returns calculated data as well as a graphical report. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  64. 64. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities COMBER Description The module is now fully integrated in Scratchpads2 and consequently in the ViBRANT e-Infrastructure with a different, but fully functional and userfriendly, interface that can be searched in many ways. The philosophy for the Alpha version of the COMBER tool is that it is not restricted to fish species but can include any species found in the Mediterranean, even species detected for the first time in this regional sea. Furthermore, it is not directed exclusively to the SCUBA divers joining the diving clubs but can be operated by any diver or snorkeler throughout his/her diving/ snorkeling/ sailing activity. These features provide the tool with the potential to be adopted by many more user groups and applied in a more independent and automated way. It can also be readily customized to accommodate the needs of almost any citizenscientists project. Finally, the data sets produced by the pilot have been analyzed and presented in a scientific document, testing a formal scientific hypothesis. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  65. 65. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities COMBER KPI – Impact - Sustainability The COMBER module has already been adopted by three Consortia: i. EU BON, a recently started international project, funded by the EU in the context of the 7th RTD FP3. The decision for the Greek study site (Amvrakikos) was made during the kick-off meeting of the project in Berlin, 1214/02/2013. ii. CIGESMED is a project which runs under the SeasERA ERAnet (EU funded) in the Mediterranean Sea. iii. LifeWatchGreece, which is the national hub to the ESFRI Infrastructure. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  66. 66. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities GeoCAT Description Over the past year, the tool GeoCAT was extended to make easier its integration with Scratchpads2. GeoCAT had already the possibility of opening files in various formats, created by Scratchpads, like for example CSV, but those formats did not contain semantics on the information content. Therefore, Scratchpads2 implemented the TDWG Standard Darwin Core Archives (DWC-A), so that an observation, or a specimen in a collection, could be exported under this format. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  67. 67. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities GeoCAT KPI – Impact - Sustainability • • • • GeoCAT has been further supported by one EU Consortium and a UK call for grants. The tool is maintained by the IUCN and is already part of the IUCN daily workflows for many scientists doing conservation assessments. The IUCN is also using GeoCAT in its training courses and maintaining the user community. For the continuation of GeoCAT’s development the EU project EU BON is extending functionality to support a larger amount of data and integration with other geospatial platforms. Finally NERC (UK Natural Environment Research Council) through the call on “Environmental Big Data Capital” call is funding in 2014 the development of additional functionality for GeoCAT to add multispecies support and deeper integration with CartoDB. GeoCAT has already had an impact on large user groups and this is reflected by the impressive number of users as well as by the number of citations GeoCAT is picking up in scientific peerreviewed publications and the wider media. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  68. 68. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities NPT Start-up Description The tool helps GBIF Participants to set up a national biodiversity information website that includes an initial species country checklist and static maps of species occurrence data published through GBIF. It also provides species contents (descriptions, functional traits, images and videos) from the Encyclopedia of Life, as well as basic features to run the website as a communication portal. The product helps establish the Node’s identity on the web, manage biodiversity information at the country/thematic level and engage local and global communities with the relevance of biodiversity information. NPT Start-up was developed in Drupal because this content management system has a very strong open source community behind it. There are numerous biodiversity information related projects that make use of Drupal as a development framework, so extensive functionality relevant to biodiversity information is already available and this is likely to be maintained and extended in the future. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  69. 69. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities NPT Start-up KPI – Impact - Sustainability A review of the first version of the NPT Start-up was conducted from 9 April to 20 May 2013 amongst all GBIF Node Managers and Nodes staff. Fifty percent of the forty GBIF Participant Nodes responding to the questionnaire indicated an interest in using the first version of the NPT Start-up in its current form. The majority of the responding Nodes considered the first version of the NPT Start-up as either “very useful” or “extremely useful”. Half of the respondents (20 GBIF Participant Nodes) of the NPT start-up review indicated the desire to use the tool in its initial form. TaiBIF has contributed by translating the installation procedure in traditional Chinese. GBIF Participant Nodes in Argentina, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Belgium, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Norway, Portugal, and South Africa have tried installing the tool and have provided invaluable suggestions to the development and the documentation. Currently, a group of around 10 GBIF Participant Nodes have indicated the interest in becoming part of an early adoption program. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  70. 70. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities BICT Description The indices calculated by the module are those most frequently used in ecological, conservation and environmental health assessment studies. The three last indices, BQI, AMBI and BENTIX, are largely used during the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  71. 71. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities BICT KPI – Impact - Sustainability i. ii. The BICT module has already been adopted by EMBOS (European Marine Biodiversity Information System), a Consortium developing a network of permanent marine biodiversity monitoring stations from the Arctic to the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, as their main tool for the assessment of the benthic quality. EMBOS is funded by the EU COST instrument and it's running for four years: 2011-2015. This issue was discussed during the last meeting of the Consortium in Riga 15-17/10/2013. BICT will be further developed and made available in the context of the LifeWatchGreece (ESFRI) Infrastructure. Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  72. 72. WP8: Ecological & conservationTitle mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: data of WP Network activities Follow up activities • LifeWatch will make available most of the products developed by ViBRANT (WP8) • Some EU projects and Consortia have already adopted the services of the project as part of their hard-core operational system (e.g. EMBOS, MAPMED, EU BON, CIGESMED) • There has been a growing interest in communities for the services and products of ViBRANT, which has overcome any of the initial anticipation or assessment, especially in the cases of GeoCAT, CartoDB, and NPT start-up • Some of these products have already initiated the development of spin-off schemes (Vizzuality) • The WP8 is well involved in the proposals under development in the context of the HORIZONS 2020 Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  73. 73. WP8: Ecological & conservation data mobilisation Click to enter WP[x]: Title of WP Network activities Our mottos: (a) team work; (b) just DO IT! Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  74. 74. WP5: Interaction and services Neil Caithness University of Oxford ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  75. 75. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Description & Objectives WP Description To provide seamless integration of relevant external computing services for biodiversity researchers and Scratchpad users WP partners WP Objectives • • • • • • Stable middle-ware and backend infrastructure Clean and attractive web-based user interface Extensible palette of services with server-side post processing Fully documented machine API for task submission Loosely coupled architecture for maximum maintainability Usage tracking by number of tasks, users, and location Year three effort 37 PM ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  76. 76. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Activities Year three deliverables D5.3 Refined and sustainable software services available for public use with mechanisms to measure usage rates Other year three activities • IKey+ MKey+ (UPMC, ULR, JKI) • CartoDB (VIZZ) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  77. 77. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Foreground OBOE The purpose of OBOE is to provide easy access to computing services. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  78. 78. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Foreground IKey+ / Mkey+ Single- and multi-access identification keys, delivered on-demand, via web-services. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  79. 79. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Foreground CartoDB A cloud based mapping, analysis and visualization engine that lets users build spatial applications for mobile devices and the web. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  80. 80. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities OBOE Description OBOE is a science gateway to research computing: • new methods for developers to deploy their applications in the cloud • easy access for users with no need for technical knowledge of cloud computing ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  81. 81. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities OBOE KPI – Impact - Sustainability • • • • • ~200 users ~1000 tasks Still growing … … unsolicited new users Links with Manchester HTC centre (anticipated soon) • Support from Microsoft Research • Migration to Windows Azure ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  82. 82. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities IKey+ / MKey+ Description Online services for identification using structured descriptive data (SDD) • single-access keys (IKey+) • multi-access keys (MKey+) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  83. 83. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities IKey+ / MKey+ KPI – Impact - Sustainability Recently introduced services that are expected to grow quickly: • >350 IKey+ keys in Oct & Nov 2013 • >150 MKey+ keys in Oct & Nov 2013 ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  84. 84. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities CartoDB Description CartoDB was launched in April 2012, version 2.0 was released in Nov 2012. The platform is already being used by major news organizations, research institutions, non-profits, and geospatial application developers the world throughout. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  85. 85. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities CartoDB KPI – Impact - Sustainability The latest CartoDB release allows anyone to create geo-temporal maps directly from their browser. To make this possible, the CartoDB team has been quietly perfecting a new technology over the past few months. CartoDB is already being used by the UN, US National Park Service, Twitter, The Guardian and the World Resources Institute. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  86. 86. WP5: Data Interaction and Services Service activities Follow up activities IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing May 26-29, 2014 -- Chicago, IL, USA Microsoft Research Awards ~40K ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  87. 87. WP6: Scholarly publishing Lyubomir Penev Pensoft Publishers ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  88. 88. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Description & Objectives WP Description Develop novel tools and workflows to streamline the publication process at all stages, starting from authoring, through peer-review and editing, to publishing and dissemination. Develop and promote XML tagging and semantic Web publishing in the biodiversity domain. Establish a novel data publishing platform. WP partners WP Objectives • Automated submission, review and publication from Scratchpads and GBIF • New methods of XML tagging • Streamline the scholarly publication process • Automated deposition of taxon descriptions • Highly automated data publishing workflow • Semantic enhancements to biodiversity publications Year three effort 14.6 PM ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  89. 89. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Activities Year three deliverables D6.3 Data publication workflow Biodiversity Data Journal and Pensoft Writing Tool: • a next-generation, narrative (text) and data integrated, publishing workflow • authoring, peer review and publication within a single platform, for the first time • community peer review Other year three activities • • • • • ReFindit tool Bibliography of Life, RefBank and ReFindit interface design Five research papers ViBRANT special issue published Another ViBRANT special issue assembled ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  90. 90. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Foreground Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) An entirely XML-based, manuscript authoring, online, collaborative platform, integrated with peer-review, editorial, publishing and dissemination tools. Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) Novel, community peer-reviewed, openaccess journal, launched to accelerate mobilisation, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity-related data through the act of scholarly publishing. ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  91. 91. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT) Description • Full article life cycle, from writing to publication and dissemination • Upfront XML markup • Submit at the click of a button • Import Darwin Core and other data into text • Automated import of manuscripts generated in various platforms • A set of pre-defined article templates • Easy online collaborative editing by coauthors and peers • No layout stage, reduced publication costs! ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  92. 92. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) Description • Making “small” data “big”! • No lower/upper limit of manuscript size • Articles structured and stored as DATA • Community ownership of data • Download data straight from the text • A novel community-based peer-review • Easy online collaborative revisions • Post-publication peer-review • Free to publish for now • Low page charges in future affordable by all ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  93. 93. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Flying start and increasing usage of PWT/BDJ Workflow KPI – Impact - Sustainability PWT Usage Monthly Stats Authorships Manuscripts 1/14 12/13 11/13 10/13 9/13 8/13 7/13 6/13 5/13 4/13 3/13 2/13 1/13 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 BDJ Usage Monthly Stats Authors Papers 140 120 100 80 60 40 • Innovative, XML-based publishing workflows, proven successful; currently a model for other publishers to follow • Increased dissemination and re-use of published content • “Small” data publishing in BDJ: a globally unique and viable data mobilisation tool • Educational and sociological impact of data publishing and sharing • Low production costs will ensure reduced page charges and facilitate sustainability • The PWT/BDJ workflow has potential to expand in other domains 20 0 9/2013 10/2013 11/2013 12/2013 1/2014 ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  94. 94. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Follow up activities • Expansion of the PWT/BDJ workflow in other domains, in first place Genomics, Biomedicine, Agricuture, etc. • Launch of industry standard, XML-based data publishing platform as a service for other journals or publishers • Further promotion and increased number of users of PWT/BDJ • Adoption of XML markup and semantic enhancements by other journals • Further automation of input and output data publishing formats • Closer integration with Scratchpads, GBIF, and other data suppliers • Possible solution for the “dark” taxa problem • Re-publishing and databasing of historical literature ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  95. 95. WP6: Scholarly Publishing Service activities Welcome aboard! ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  96. 96. ViBRANT Impact and Product Sustainability Vincent Smith Natural History Museum London ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  97. 97. Impact and Product Sustainability KPIs / Scientific Impact Product Usage Scratchpads 7,000 active users 1.5m* visitors OBOE 1,000 job submissions BDJ/PWT 22,000 unique visitors/3 months 47 articles since launch GeoCAT 1,000 assessments 5 official IUCN assessments COMBER 409 activities - 5,600 observations Scratchpads visitors Ikey+/Mkey+ 500 keys produced * 1.2m during ViBRANT ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  98. 98. Impact and Product Sustainability KPIs / Scientific Impact 62 Scientific publications in 20 international scientific journals from 97 different authors Three special issues (one more in preparation) Zookeys v.150: e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science Zookeys v.209: No specimen left behind: mass digitization of natural history collections Zookeys v.365: DNA barcoding: a practical tool for fundamental and applied biodiversity research Selected publications: 5% • • • OA 95% not OA • Hardisty A., Roberts D & The Biodiversity Informatics Community. A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: challenges and priorities. BMC Ecology 13 (2013) Duin D. et al. Identifying audiences of e-infrastructures – Tools for measuring impact. PLoS ONE 7 (2012) Smith et al. Collaborative electronic infrastructures to accelerate taxonomic research. ZooKeys 150 (2011) Harfoot M, Roberts D. Data would help ecosystem models. Nature (2014) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  99. 99. Impact and Product Sustainability KPIs / Scientific Impact Impact of Scratchpad communities to the wider scientific community Citations to Scratchpad communities Average of > 100 citations per year (2012) in scientific Journals to Scratchpads communities and the Scratchpads project Citations to the Scratchpad project ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  100. 100. Impact and Product Sustainability KPIs / Scientific Impact 105 Conference presentations in 23 countries (Europe, America, Asia, Africa & Oceania) 96 workshops and training courses in 24 Countries Marie Curie fellowship (IIF) – ViBRANT-BioVeL Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013, Rome 200 participants – 6 organising, 17 participating EU FP7 projects Spin-off: h2020.myspecies.info for coalescing community activities and support future joined actions ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  101. 101. Impact and Product Sustainability D2.3: Financial Sustainability A service will be considered sustainable if it is both available and continues to be used on an open-ended basis A federated network of compatible services with no single point of failure ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  102. 102. Impact and Product Sustainability D2.3 Financial Sustainability Scratchpads Status: secure Platform for Cybertaxonomy Status: secure Biowikifarm Status: secure PWT & Scratchpad publication tool Status: secure Nodes Portal Toolkit Startup Status: secure OBOE Status: uncertain RefBank Status: reasonably secure GoldenGATE Status: reasonably secure Xper2 Status: secure GeoCAT Status: secure CartoDB Status: secure COMBER Status: reasonably secure ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  103. 103. Impact and Product Sustainability D2.3 Financial Sustainability A successful hybrid sustainability model Anchoring to core funding • • Society Generate compelling use cases to enable support by associated institutions Develop towards mutually established goals (e.g. ESFRI objectives, EU objectives) Community Institution + Investment in Crowdsourcing • Nurture a community based sustainability model • Minimise support and development costs by outsourcing to the end user communities Confidence Agility Marketing ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  104. 104. Impact and Product Sustainability D2.3 Financial Sustainability Drupal CMS git repository Modularity Scratchpads portal Ambassadors scheme Co-learning environment Issues queue Wiki based documentation Train the trainers effort Self-learning (e.g. sandbox) ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  105. 105. Impact and Product Sustainability D2.3 Financial Sustainability Identifying common goals Investigation of the interaction area with other EU funded projects, tools and services BIH 2013 Conference 200 participants – 17 supporting projects The White paper "A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: challenges and priorities." BMC ecology (2013) Interactions with BioVeL, agInfra, ISA-tools, CIGESMED, EUBON 135 registered users from 28 countries ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  106. 106. Impact and Product Sustainability Future plans • Sustain the existing tools and services • Capitalise on ViBRANT’s successful products and promote Innovation for future scientific application scenarios • Identify potential convergence with other EU initiatives Work towards supporting the data to model the Biosphere ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  107. 107. WP1: Management and Financial Matters Vincent Smith / Dave Roberts Natural History Museum London ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  108. 108. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Service activities Description & Objectives WP Description Workpackage 1 provides the consortium financial management required by the Commission and integration of the activities undertaken within the consortium WP partners The logos of the partners will be included at the final stage of merging all the presentations – Do not fill this in WP Objectives • Project management • Consortium coordination • Financial administration Year three effort ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  109. 109. WP1: Management & Financial Matters D1.1: Overall management Agile Management Properties of Agile management • More efficient and responsive management model • Re-direction of some aspects of project to better integrate with the other elements and create a better product (e.g. WP7) • Our user-centric focus required a easily adaptable management model ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  110. 110. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Project agile management Year 1 Prototyping Year 2 Year 3 Operation Integration ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  111. 111. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Project management elements Management committee Project Reporting Management of resources Advisory Board Consortium members Interactions with other projects ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  112. 112. WP1: Management & Financial Matters ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  113. 113. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Digital Project management Project structure DoW and modifications Deadline monitoring Project outputs Scientific papers, Deliverables & Milestones, Presentations, Reports Effective communication Forums for WP, Administration and Researchers with more than 1100 registered posts Open access Scratchpads based website ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  114. 114. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Outputs • • • • Deliverables all completed on time 164 Milestones 3 Annual consolidated reports 1 Final report 23 ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  115. 115. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Management Committee • 12 meetings (7 through teleconferencing) • Open proceedings (Agenda & Minutes) • Management by consensus (no voting necessary) Project reporting • In each annual review new milestones for the next year • Single narrative reports drafted • All reporting documents online ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  116. 116. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Year 3 financial breakdown Budgeted spend REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  117. 117. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Year 3 financial breakdown REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  118. 118. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Year 3 financial breakdown REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  119. 119. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Project financial breakdown Budgeted spend REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  120. 120. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Project financial breakdown REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  121. 121. WP1: Management & Financial Matters Project financial breakdown Community Contribution REDACTED ViBRANT Project Year 3/Final Review Meeting – Brussels 29-01-2014
  122. 122. Wednesday 29th January 2014 EC premises (Room 0/S5) Avenue de Beaulieu 25 1160 Brussels Final review meeting

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