South East Regional e-Research Consortium

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford e-Research Centre

Abstract

This platform grant proposal seeks to gain support for the next five years to continue the developments of the Oxford e-Research Centre, and to create a stronger regional program of activities by building further on existing collaborations between Oxford, Reading and Southampton Universities and the STFC e-Science Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Each of the three University sites has acted as an e-Science regional centre; each has unique capabilities that are complementary and that will bring benefit to the partner sites. We believe that this is a unique opportunity to bring together three leading research centres, to create an exciting new capability, to allow application teams across the sites and with complementary technical skills to come together in ways which we otherwise could not do. There is potential for substantial added value through the consortium and clear near term and long term benefits for enhancing collaborative e-Research throughout the region. Our aim in the near term is to address shared application areas, Climate, Archaeology, and Quantitative Biology and Chemistry, embedding through light-weight tools and from lessons learned at each site, and to support the steady expansion into new communities. In brief, the Platform grant will allow the existing communities at each of the Universities to be better served, and provide a critical mass of experts capable of widening community adoption in particular through the involvement of the STFC. Lead by Oxford University this consortium will truly be a regional e-Research centre that brings benefits to each of the individual Universities and can underpin a more ambitious regional engagement effort. We believe that this platform grant will allow the continued development of the partner Centres individually, but more importantly will provide the basis for a substantial high profile regional effort.The funding will be used to retain key personnel at the University Centres, to enable new collaborations at the regional level, and to support research and development in new technologies. We aim to keep some flexibility over the period of the grant, using the funds to allow the continuation of activities and leveraging other research support funds. The people funded by this proposal will work directly with application researchers.

Publications

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Bechhofer S (2013) Why linked data is not enough for scientists in Future Generation Computer Systems

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Blower JD (2009) GODIVA2: interactive visualization of environmental data on the Web. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Bretherton DA (2009) Running climate models on grids using G-Rex. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Dongarra J (2011) The International Exascale Software Project roadmap in The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications

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Dongarra J (2009) The International Exascale Software Project: a Call To Cooperative Action By the Global High-Performance Community in The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications

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Ellisman M (2009) The OptIPuter microscopy demonstrator: enabling science through a transatlantic lightpath. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

 
Description As can been seen by the publication list the award was successful in developing collaborations in e-Science and computational infrastructure. The topics that were planned in the research areas were addressed and research in the areas of e-Infrastructure, environmental science, digital humanities, computational chemistry, and engineering were successful. The collaborations and partnerships led to further joint research bids and collaboration with industry.
Exploitation Route As can be seen from the website above there are many projects and activities that have heppened building on this award. Similar outputs and outcomes can been seen at partner sites.
Sectors Chemicals,Creative Economy,Education,Environment

URL http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/collaborations/physical-sciences-and-engineering
 
Description This award supported the South East consortium in engagement with industry on computational science problems. The engagement was at the level of introduction and lowering barriers but will have had the effect of enabling initial conversations between academics and industry on applied problems.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Chemicals,Creative Economy,Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Digital Economy IT as a Utility Network+
Amount £1,480,940 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K003569/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 04/2015
 
Description Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation: Understanding and Recording the Process of Interpreting Cultural and Historical Artefacts
Amount £69,931 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/J002143/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation: Understanding and Recording the Process of Interpreting Cultural and Historical Artefacts
Amount £69,931 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/J002143/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description Flexible Services for the Support of Research
Amount £210,186 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2010 
End 04/2011
 
Description Flexible Services for the Support of Research
Amount £210,186 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2010 
End 04/2011
 
Description High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation
Amount £4,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 248135 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2010 
End 01/2013
 
Description High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation
Amount £4,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 248135 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2010 
End 07/2013
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Amount £113,408 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP010456 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Amount £94,000 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP009786 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description NeuroHub: An information platform for Neurscientists
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 03/2012
 
Description NeuroHub: An information platform for Neurscientists
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2009 
End 11/2012
 
Description Supporting e-Infrastructure Uptake through Community Champions for Research (SeIUCCR)
Amount £248,895 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J000698/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 10/2013
 
Description Supporting e-Infrastructure Uptake through Community Champions for Research (SeIUCCR)
Amount £248,895 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J000698/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 10/2013
 
Description myTrustedCloud
Amount £48,981 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I03436X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 10/2013
 
Description 100PercentIT 
Organisation 100 Percent IT Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The work within this award has led to a lasting research partnership with 100PercentIT limited. We have submitted two InnovateUK main competition applications, one of which was unsuccessful and one which is still pending. We have had an InnovateUK KTP which is detailed in follow on funding and are preparing to submit another.
Collaborator Contribution They have led the two InnovateUK min competition submissions.
Impact There have been two publications listed elsewhere and they have been leading contributors to EC project submission in which we partner with them for H2020 applications. This work is around cloud computing, standardisation, trusted computing and cybersecurity.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Drupal Camp Oxford 
Organisation Agile Collective
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Oxford Drupal camp was an exciting event that brought together the people who use, develop, design, and support one of the fastest growing open source software communities in the world. The event will feature a diverse range of educational sessions and many opportunities for networking, informal conversations, and break out sessions.
Start Year 2012
 
Description eRS Membership - Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS) 
Organisation Brunel University London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS) - Brunel University West London joined eRS
Start Year 2010
 
Description eRS Membership - King's College London (Centre for e-Research) 
Organisation King's College London
Department Centre for e-Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution King's College London (Centre for e-Research) joined the e-Research South consortium
Start Year 2010
 
Description eRS Membership - Smart Technology Research Centre (STRC) - Bournemouth University 
Organisation Bournemouth University
Department Smart Technology Research Centre (STRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Smart Technology Research Centre (STRC) - Bournemouth University joined eRS
Start Year 2013
 
Description eRS Membership - UKOLN 
Organisation United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UKOLN Joined the e-Research South consortium
Start Year 2010
 
Description Cultural Heritage Programme's Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact e-Research South has provided support for the ClarosNet server. As a result there have been various outcomes including the Cultural Heritage Programme's Website. http://www.culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk
 
Description eRS Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The eResearch South newsletter was released quarterly and aimed to keep subscribers up to date with the activities of the consortium and showcase the projects and events related to eResearch South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.eresearchsouth.ac.uk/pub-pres
 
Description eRS Page at the arts-humanities.net Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact e-Research South commissioned the arts-humanities.net team to create a space for the e-Research South Humanities projects. For more information please visit the link http://www.arts-humanities.net/ers.

The eRS section is still hosted in the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.arts-humanities.net/ers