Over thirty technically minded people gathered together on the 14th &15th March 2013 at The Lakeside Centre at Aston University for the Hack Day hosted jointly by the Gateway to Research (GtR) project & United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN). The event was helped along by the Developer Community Supporting Innovation (DevCSI) [...]
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The linked document contains a technical summary of the APIs available in the GTR Beta release of March 2013. More APIs will be added and the functioning of existing APIs will change over time – readers are asked to check the GtR web portal to ensure they are working from the most current version. At [...]
GtR Release Note 04/03/2013 Paul Chitson, Gateway to Research Technical Coordinator First of all apologies that this release note is late as two system and one data change have been completed since the initial beta launch. User Interface Changes – Addition: Google cookie. We have begun to use the Google analytics to track usage of [...]
This blog post is intended to set the scene for the Gateway to Research project’s focus over the next few months. It covers: • Next system and data release • Persistent IDs • API access and development; • JISC Project – Gateway for HEIs. Next system and data release The December go-live of GtR was [...]
Today (12 December 2012), Research Councils UK (RCUK) release the first phase of the Gateway to Research (GtR) portal and dataset – a beta release. http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk In January, we agreed with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to to deliver a “proof of concept” by the end of the year. We hope we [...]
At the outset of the GTR project, one of the major challenges we identified was establishing the scope of the data and the semantics of terms associated with it. A little background to the challenge In 2011, the seven Research Councils finished consolidating 5 grants transaction processing systems into a single shared solution. This has [...]
Matt Jukes, MRC Digital Communication Manager – JISC have just published a blogpost outlining joint activity between them and us here at the Research Councils that is of particular interest to anyone following the Gateway to Research project. Rather than reproduce it here I recommend you check it out over on the JISC blog. There [...]
Paul Chitson, BBSRC Head of Information Services – The GtR technical team have started the process of pulling together data from various Research Council funded projects and building a technology platform through which to make it available to a wide variety of audiences. The project is being managed and delivered within an Agile framework, perhaps [...]
Catherine Coates, Director of Business Innovation at EPSRC and the SRO for the Gateway to Research project, introduces the project and explains why the Gateway is important – The UK’s Research Councils host a significant quantity of data which provides information on the research and training that they support, as well as the outcomes of [...]
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