Grant 15/10: JISC infrastructure for education and research programme
JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to improve the infrastructure for education and research in the following areas:
| Strand || Description||Funding and Timescale|
|Identity Management Pilots
||Early adopter projects whereby institutions use the Identity Management Toolkit to assess and review their identity management processes and policies.
|Research Information Management
||Projects to expand the community of HE institutions and organisations which are using the CERIF standard.
||Projects to improve the extent to which identifiers for public ac.uk websites are planned and managed within institutions.
||Projects to increase the use of geospatial tools, infrastructure (data and services) and information for learners, teachers and researchers; to enhance tools and services and related practice as well as identifying future requirements.
|Infrastructure for Resource Discovery
||Projects implementing the resource discovery taskforce vision by funding institutions to partner with librarians, archives and museums to make open metadata about their collections available in a sustainable way.
||Projects to explore the exploitation of user activity data in the sector and to identify opportunities for institutions to improve/share services.
1 synthesis project
|Repositories: Take-Up and Embedding
||Projects to improve institutional services that rely on the repository by enabling take-up of the lessons and benefits from the most successful repository applications, tools and good practice.
||Projects to test, validate, critique and demonstrate the use of preservation tools in live environments.
|Preservation of Complex Visual Digital Materials and Environments
||A project to produce a definition and description of the effective preservation of complex visual digital materials and develop recommendations for practice.
Feb 11-March 12
|Sustaining "At Risk" Online Resources
||Projects to transition "at risk" resources to new sustainability models to ensure their on-going availability and use and to build up sustainability case studies and practice for others to learn from.
The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 15 November 2010. Projects should start from 1 February 2011 for 2-12 months as noted in the table above.
A briefing paper has been produced to accompany this grant funding call. Bidders are strongly advised to read the relevant areas of the briefing paper alongside this call document.
Community briefing event
JISC is holding a community briefing event where potential bidders will be given information about the background to the call, its objectives and the bidding process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of JISC executive staff. This meeting will take place on Monday 11 October 2010, 10:00-16:30 at London House. The morning of the meeting will be devoted to presentations and questions about the various areas of the call. The afternoon will be devoted to networking and discussion sessions on useful topics for bidders. There will also be an opportunity for one-to-one discussions with JISC programme managers. Members of the community are invited to register for the meeting at . The total number of participants at the briefing event is restricted so institutions should register early.
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Eligibility Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern Ireland, and by FE institutions funded via SFC, DCELLS Wales and DEL Northern Ireland. FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals demonstrate how the work supports the HE in FE agenda.