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Research. Innovate. Collaborate. (RIC) A Framework for Research Collaboration

Kosten, Mark, Sahni, Vikas and Sharma, Anuradha (2013) Research. Innovate. Collaborate. (RIC) A Framework for Research Collaboration. In: 7th eResearch Australasia Conference, 20-25 October 2013, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. (Submitted)

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RIC V2 (originally Research Information Centre, but rebadged at La Trobe as Research. Innovate. Collaborate.), also distributed by Microsoft as part of VRE Toolkits for Microsoft Sharepoint, is a virtual research environment (VRE) based on Microsoft Sharepoint 2010. It was originally developed by the British Library and Microsoft Research because there was a lack of generalised VREs. Using Sharepoint for an open source framework creates some difficulty with the need for commercial underpinnings and client licenses, but it is almost ubiquitous, versatile, has much basic functionality that doesn’t have to be rebuilt and is constantly being improved. It is also extensible (toolkits that specialise in discipline specific features are being developed) and has credentials by being a Microsoft product. In Australia all universities signed on to the CAUDIT Microsoft Agreement have client licenses that enable use of Sharepoint.. It is under development as a community effort and is being rolled out at La Trobe University and others around the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 10:11
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 10:12

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