CERIF for Datasets (C4D) Project

October 6, 2011

Just started a new project with colleagues from other HEI’s and Research Council’s.  This one is looking at datasets specifically and how we might meet funder requirements in making these public.

See the blog at:



IRIOS – Research Council Awards and Outputs

July 29, 2011

The presentations from the recent IRIOS event and demonstration are available on the blog:



A report will be added to the blog soon.

You can also try the demonstrator yourself via the blog entry:



CERIF Explanation

May 3, 2011

A number of people have mentioned they would like to gain a better understanding of the uses and technical specification of CERIF.

There is some useful information available on the euroCRIS website:


There will be a CERIF Tutorial with the next euroCRIS Members’ Meeting in Bologna 26th-27th May. Slides will be made available from the following site:


Integrated Research Input and Output System (IRIOS)

February 15, 2011

You may be interested in a new JISC funded project led by Sunderland University in which the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews are partners.

The project is looking at re-use of data from Research Council’s systems and how this might benefit HEI’s.


Working with JISC

November 16, 2010

One of the good things about JISC funding has been the value received from meeting people who have similar requirements and sharing information with them.  This has included staff who are running other JISC projects, attendees at our workshops, JISC staff, and contacts made through these people.

We have been busy with a number of bids for the latest round of calls including one investigating research clusters/themes/groups.  We have partnered with other organisations in bids for CRISPool 2 (looking at CERIF data exchange) and exchange of data with Research Council’s.  In addition our Alumni Development Office have submitted a bid for a CRM project.

I hope some of these come to fruition but if not I am still very interested in all of these topics.

Will update the blog when we hear.



CERIF Data Exchange Test

April 22, 2010

Yesterday I attended a workshop for the CRISPool project that the University of Glasgow are partners in.  St.Andrews are leading the project and Edinburgh University are our other partner in this venture.

This project, that is part-funded by JISC, involves a pilot collating research information from the three universities to facilitate data sharing over the web. The pilot is based on the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).


I’m mapping the CERIF entities to our list of RCUK/REF/HEBCIS/University of Glasgow entities. 

Through the CRISPool project we will feed back suggestions to euroCRIS with a view to enhancing the entities as required by HEI’s.

The meeting included an update from the Readiness for REF project at King’s College London (KCL).  I envisage a template for the SUPA data similar to the templates that KCL have produced for RAE and CERIF.


CRISPool website now launched at http://www.crispool.org/