VIDaaS Project survey: creating research databases

The VIDaaS Project has just launched another survey, this time aimed at researchers (from all disciplines) who have been involved in setting up research databases – particularly relational ones. We hope that the information this provides will help us to … Continue reading

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VIDaaS/DataFlow workshop on the 2nd March

On Friday 2nd March the VIDaaS Project will be staging a joint workshop with our colleagues from the DataFlow Project at the Saïd Business School in Oxford. The day will run from 10:30 am until 5pm, and feature demonstrations of … Continue reading

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Naming the ‘Online Research Database Service’

Just a quick announcement that the service name for the DaaS at the University of Oxford will be the ‘Online Research Database Service’, or ORDS for short. This was felt to be reasonably descriptive of what we’re offering whilst not … Continue reading

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International Data Curation Conference 2011

Maybe I’m just becoming increasingly specialised, but this year’s International Data Curation Conference seemed more varied than ever. Last year’s divide between delegates interested in improving library practices and delegates interested in supporting researchers was less in evidence, with research … 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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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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