Virtual Research Environments - the next steps
Workshop in Rotterdam, 23 - 24 June 2010
On 23-24 June 2010 an international workshop on “Virtual Research Environments - the next steps” was held in Rotterdam, prepared and organised by the Knowledge Exchange working group on Virtual Research Environments.
The main aim of the workshop was to extend international dialogue and promote the development of VREs led by researcher needs. On the first day principal investigators and project managers of a great variety of projects provided an insight in the current state of development regarding technical innovation, disciplinary specific solutions, and impact on the research community. A series of short presentations of selected projects were followed by an extensive poster session that functioned as a “trade fair” of current trends in the field of VRE development and implementation.
The second day was dedicated to the discussion of the “next steps” to improve and advance the development of VREs and to foster ideas for future engagement. The results of landscape studies funded by the JISC and SURFfoundation were presented as Key Notes and impulse for the following discussions in four sub-groups. The sub-groups concentrated on the following four key themes:
organisation & concepts
The outcomes of the separate discussions consisted of recommendations to the Knowledge Exchange initiative itself, for the Knowledge Exchange partner organisations and beyond.
Please refer to the programme for more information.
A series of photographs taken at the workshop are also available.