Virtual Research Environment Projects at Oxford University

Developing the Virtual Research Environment at Oxford University: Phase 1

Oxford University was awarded significant funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to develop infrastructure and tools for the next generation of collaborative research environments. We led or participated in three projects, listed below with sample deliverables:

VRE for the Integrative Biology Research Consortium (IB VRE)

The IB VRE project is developing a large-scale Virtual Research Environment demonstrator to investigate the use of existing collaboration frameworks to support the entire research process of a large-scale, international research consortium, namely that of the Integrative Biology (IB) project.

Sakai VRE Portal Demonstrator (Sakai VRE)

The Sakai VRE project aims to address the requirement for a single point of access to a comprehensive set of Grid and collaboration services in a VRE. The project is extending the Sakai open source and open standards portal framework to host a number of integrated tools and distributed services.

Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (BVREH)

The BVREH project focuses on the humanities division at Oxford University. The aim of the fifteen month project is to identify areas in which electronic research tools would be beneficial, both for researchers at Oxford and in a wider context.

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