VRE - the Next Steps Workshop

An international workshop on “Virtual Research Environments - the next steps”

23 June 2010 - 24 June 2010,  00:00 - 00:00,  Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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 Jisc and the 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:

  1. technological challenges
  2. organisation & concepts
  3. researcher needs
  4. strategic issues

The outcomes of the separate discussions consisted of recommendations to the Knowledge Exchange initiative itself, for the Knowledge Exchange partner organisations and beyond.

Participants

Germany:

  • Rike Brecht (Institut für Medientechnik, TU Ilmenau)
  • Sigrun Eckelmann (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/Knowledge Exchange)
  • Sebastion Graf (Fachbereich Informatik und Informationwissenschaft, University of Konstanz)
  • Andreas Hense (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg)
  • Fotis Jannidis (Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Julius-Maximillians-Universität Würzburg)
  • Christoph Kümmel (Deutsche forschungsgemeinschaft/Knowledge Exchange)
  • Simone Lässig Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung)
  • Matthias Razum (Fachinformationszentrum, Karlsruhe)
  • Gerhard Schön (IT-Gruppe geisteswissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München)
  • Hans-Jürgen Schwarz (HAWK Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, Horneman Institute)
  • Uwe Schwiegelshohn (Institut für Roboterforschung, Technische Universität Dortmund)
  • Maxmillian Stempfhuber (Hochschulbibliothek, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen)
  • Robert Strötgen (Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung)
  • Dagmar Triebel (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns)
  • Peter Verhaar (Leiden University)
  • Martin Warnke (Rechen- und Medienzentrum Universität Lüneburg)

Netherlands:

  • Smiljana Antonijevic (Alfalab, KNAW)
  • Magchiel Bijsterbosch (SURF)
  • Marry Bleijendaal (SURF)
  • Hans de Brouwer (Hogeschool saxion)
  • Niels van Dijk ( SURF net)
  • John Doove (SURF)
  • Gustha Drenthe (VKS/Erasmus University)
  • Gert Goris (VKS/Erasmus University)
  • Judith Gulpers (Erasmus University)
  • Peter Hinrich (SURF net)
  • Dafne Jansen (VKC Utrecht)
  • Jan Kok (IISG/Hublab)
  • Annemiek van der Kuil (SURFfoundation)
  • Iris Loeb (VU, Amsterdam)
  • Leon Osinski (Eindhoven University of Technology, Information Expertise Centre/Library)
  • Thomas Place (Economist Online/Tilburg University)
  • Gera pronk (SURFnet)
  • Lilian van der Vaart (vandervaartinnovation)
  • Marjan Vernooy (SURF)
  • Paul Wouters (Virtual Knowledge Studio Amsterdam)
  • Constantijn Sikkel (VU Amsterdam)

United Kingdom:

  • Les Carr (Southampton University)
  • Matthew Dovey (JISC)
  • Jim Hensman ( Coventry University)
  • Ian Holliday (Aston University)
  • Hector Peebles (JISC)
  • Torsten Reimer (Kings College London)
  • Andrew Rowley (Manchester University)
  • Mike Santer (Southamton University)
  • Frederique van Till (JISC)
  • Gary Wills (Southamton University)

United States of America:

  • Jim Farmer (Instructional media + magic, inc)

KE office:

  • Keith Russell (KE coordinator)

Key findings / outcome report download

Virtual Research Environments – The Next Steps Report on the Knowledge Exchange Workshop
Virtual Research Environments
23 June 2010

Virtual Research Environments – The Next Steps Report on the Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Purpose: Report

File type: PDF

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A collaboration between

  • dfg
  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
  • deff