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One VRE to Join Them All (OneVRE)


OneVRE is funded by JISC within the third phase of the Virtual Research Environments (VRE). It is managed by Martin Turner.

This project will enable enhanced data and application sharing between communities that are already using separate VREs. A new VRE Framework will be created through the integration of the Portal Access Grid (PAG) into and joining together existing VREs, which are based on JSR-168 standard portal environments such as Sakai.

Many research communities already utilise portals as an environment in which to collaborate; however, this project will allow users to bridge between individual portals and thus enable cross-portal collaboration.

This enhanced and broadened interoperability will use existing tools to enable completely novel functionality beyond the scope of most existing VREs. The project will address two significant challenges in realising this goal: the need for simple, intuitive user interfaces to allow this cross-portal interoperability to be accessible and the need to retain a high level of security by default.

As a test case, this project will engage two related but separate research communities: the National Centre for e-Social Science and the National Centre for Research Methods each of which use their own collaboration environment. We will use the outputs of this project to enable these two communities to share data and applications and thus enhance and extend collaboration between them.

The full project proposal can be found on the RCS website

Virtual Organization Security Model

Security implications

User Partners

Evaluation is in active collaboration with Meik Poschen (MeRC - Manchester eResearch Centre); under the CoI position of Rob Procter (MeRC).

A current list of users and stakeholders as well as members of the steering panel.

Also Simon Hettrick at OMII-UK aiding in dissemination.