Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

Benefits Use Cases

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The I2S2 Benefits Use Cases are now available on the project website: I2S2 Benefit Use Cases (PDF)

Data Infrastructure Challenges, I2S2 Project Workshop, 5th May 2011, Leicester

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Data Infrastructure Challenges: working across scale, disciplinary and institutional boundaries, 5th May 2011, University of Leicester

The Infrastructure for Integration in Structural Sciences (I2S2) Project is pleased to announce a half-day workshop which will explore research data management challenges in a range of contexts. It will examine data integration and interoperability across different degrees of scale (from local laboratory to national data service to large scale facility such as Diamond and ISIS), data flows between disciplines and data exchange across and within institutional boundaries. There will be a particular focus on demonstrating the cost-benefits of effective data management and the relevance of different roles within organisations. There will be a programme of expert speakers who will share the experiences and outcomes from a range of pioneering
JISC-funded projects, followed by Panel discussion.

The full Programme and registration details can be found at:

This workshop is to be co-located with the 6th Research Data Management Forum.

Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis Tools

Monday, March 21st, 2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new project focussing on development of a digital preservation benefits analysis toolset.

The “Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis Tools” project is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and will run from 1st February to 31 July 2011.

The project  aims to test, review and promote combined use of the Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) Benefits Taxonomy and the Value Chain and Impact Analysis tool first applied in the I2S2 project  for assessing the benefits and impact of digital preservation of research data. We will extend their utility to and adoption within the JISC community by providing user review and guidance for the tools and creating an integrated toolset. The project consortium consists of a mix of user institutions, projects, and disciplinary data services committed to the testing and exploitation of these tools and the lead partners in their original creation. We will demonstrate and critique the tools, and then create and disseminate the toolset and accompanying materials such as User Guides and Factsheets to the wider community.

A project website is at and the project plan and project outputs will be available from the website in due course. A dissemination event to mark the conclusion of the project will be held in central London on 12 July 2011 (further details and registration will be announced in May).

The project partners are UKOLN and the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Bath, the Centre for Health Informatics and Multi-professional Education (CHIME) at University College London , the UK Data Archive (University of Essex), the Archaeology Data Service (University of York),  OCLC Research, and  Charles Beagrie Limited.

Scaling Up workshop @ IDCC 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We are running a workshop at IDCC 2010, Chicago, 6th December 2010,
Scaling Up to Integrated Research Data Management.

Everyone welcome!

Requirements Report (Deliverable D1.1)

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The Requirements Report for I2S2, together with the final Lifecycle Model and a supplementary report are now available from the project website.

The report summarises the results of several requirements-gathering activities including immersive studies and a gap analysis. Since the project is investigating both differing scales of science (work-bench to large-scale facilities) as well as disciplinary issues there is a huge range and diversity of requirements that have been identified. The report concludes with pointers to next steps involving an integrated approach to research data management issues.

I2S2 Progress Presentation

Monday, June 21st, 2010

A presentation focusing on the user requirements gathering process and pilot implementations in I2S2 was given at the JISC MRD Progress workshop in Manchester, 17-18th June 2010 (

I2S2 Scientific Data Lifecycle Model -latest version

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The latest version of the model is

I2S2 Scientific Data Lifecycle Model

Monday, March 29th, 2010

This is the model that was discussed at the JISCMRD workshop on 12th March in Manchester .

Note that this model is still very much in development and subject to change
I2S2 Lifecycle Model .


Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Welcome to the I2S2 project blog

Presentations from the Models workshop held on 11th Feb 2010 are available from the project website.