A Farewell to VIDaaS, or, What VIDaaS Did Next

The VIDaaS Project is at an end. All that remains now is for the team to review the draft final report and then check that the JISC are happy with our conclusions and recommendations. Whilst the project may have ended … Continue reading

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The VIDaaS / DataFlow workshop, and the visibility of data management costs

Last Friday the UMF-funded VIDaaS and DataFlow Projects staged their joint workshop at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. For DataFlow it was a chance to officially launch their DataStage software, for us in VIDaaS it was a chance to publicly … Continue reading

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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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VIDaaS Project Update, 24th January 2012

After meeting our Project Steering Group for the final time yesterday, now seems like a good time to give a brief update of where VIDaaS is at, and what we’ll have in place when we go to service in April. … 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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