Researcher Requirements Report published

We are pleased to announced that the VIDaaS’s Project’s Researcher Requirements Report is now available from our website. The Report is the product of a requirements gathering process lasting several months, which involved interviewing researchers from a range of disciplines, … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Web Bookmarks

A VIDaaS Diigo Group has been set up to keep track of sites of interest to the project. The websites include related projects, conference events, reports, tools, Oxford services as well as relevant websites and resources. A feed with the … Continue reading

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Literature review bibliography groups

A few weeks ago the VIDaas literature review was released. It surveys literature on issues related to academic use of databases and allied technologies, including cloud computing. The following bibliography groups have been set up to share the papers and … Continue reading

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VIDaaS User Requirements to Technical Priorities

The VIDaaS Project has now concluded its requirements-gathering interviews and conducted a national survey of researchers and IT staff engaged in supporting research. The time has therefore come to take our findings and translate them into technical requirements which our … Continue reading

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Literature review now available

The VIDaaS team recently reviewed the literature on database use by academic researchers. We looked at general works on database technology, shared services, and the cloud, and also included a number of case studies of specific database projects. The review … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Project Plan now available

If you are interested in finding out in a bit more detail what we are doing in the VIDaaS Project, now you can. We’ve published our Project Plan, which is available from the website at http://vidaas.oucs.ox.ac.uk/outputs.xml. We’ve actually already been … Continue reading

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Database service requirements survey launched

As part of the VIDaaS Project’s requirements gathering process, we’re conducting a survey into researchers’ current use of structured data, and the features they would like to see in an online database service such as the one we’re in the … Continue reading

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Events calendar launched

The VIDaaS website now features an events calendar, providing details of conferences, workshops, and training events which may be relevant to those who are following the VIDaaS Project, or those with an interest in research data management more generally. To … Continue reading

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The first VIDaaS JISC Review

The VIDaaS Project’s first review by our funders, the JISC, provided us with a good opportunity to take stock of what we’ve achieved so far and where we need to go from here. As we’ve almost completed our full Project … Continue reading

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Welcome to VIDaaS!

We are delighted to be able to announce that JISC and HEFCE have agreed to fund the ‘Virtual Infrastructure with Database as a Service’ Project (or VIDaaS for short). VIDaaS will continue to develop the Database as a Service (DaaS) … Continue reading

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