Submitted by Administrator on 2 February 2011 - 7:10pm
Note that the project is now complete and the following text is retained here for information.
The project seeks to engage in innovative development in a number of key areas:
- To design, test and implement a 'CERIF Health Check' model for partner institutions which does not currently exist, and which will be transferable beyond the project partnership and scalable to other applications and agencies.
- To establish patterns of specific user requirements, data analysis and availability, and gap analysis across a number of case studies.
- To work with an HE institution, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), that has successfully implemented a CRIS and understands the stakeholders, data requirements and institutional culture in the HE sector using a unique people-centred approach rather than systems-based approach.
- To work with an HE institution (TCD) which is unique in having already worked with other HE institutions. It will work with a commercial organisation (Thomson Reuters) which has a significant pre-existing presence in the sector in a new application of CERIF with a potential to have huge impact across the sector. This will be the first time Thomson Reuters has engaged with the practical implementation of CERIF for data exchange purposes and will involve technological innovation for Thomson Reuters as well as for the partner HEIs.
- To uniquely demonstrate to the partner institutions (and thence to the JISC community) a number of clear practical benefits at the institutional level arising from the application of CERIF to the management of institutional research information.
- All pilot institutions will be taken through a data mapping level and 'CERIF Health Check': these mappings will be used to populate CRIS instances. Thus CERIFy will build up much needed practical case studies/profiles for wider community use as well as providing immediate practical outcomes to the partner institutions.
- Partner institutions will be supported in disseminating their experiences to UK HE and commercial organisations as examples of the benefits of engagement in real-life situations through a Buddy Scheme and a series of regional meetings so that other HEIs can learn about the experiences of this practical approach.