The JISC is calling for proposals relating to the ‘Information Environment’ and ‘Virtual Research Environments’. This blog post relates only to those elements of the Call relating to the Information Environment, that is Strands A1-A6:
- Automated metadata generation & text mining (JISC contact: Balviar Notay email@example.com or Amber Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Developing e-infrastructure to support research disciplines (JISC contact: Neil Grindley email@example.com)
- Repositories: start-up (JISC contact: Andy McGregor firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Repositories: rapid innovation (JISC contact: Andy McGregor email@example.com)
- Repositories: enhancement (JISC contact: Neil Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy McGregor email@example.com)
- Preservation exemplars (JISC contact: Neil Grindley firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is also an accompanying briefing document which describes important background information, and outlines some requirements that are being placed on repositories that are involved in bids under these headings. The Call itself spells out the aims and intended scope of projects under these headings, so I won’t repeat it all here.
There will be a Briefing Day on 15th December 2008.
The purpose of this blog post is to be the anchor for an FAQ relating to Strands A1-A6 of the Call. If you have queries relating to these strands of the Call, you can contact the relevant JISC person as noted above and in the Call document, or you can add a comment to this blog post. Either way, if the query would be relevant to other bidders then our response will be via a further comment added to this blog post. In this way we hope to build up an FAQ that all potential bidders can access easily and quickly. We’d also welcome comments (or emails) on the use of the blog for this purpose.