IRIOS-2 Service Launches

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

The final IRIOS-2 service is now live at A comprehensive user guide can be downloaded via a link on the login screen.

The system currently includes grants from NERC and EPSRC, where the universities of Sunderland, Glasgow, St Andrews (IRIOS-2 partners), Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Teesside (members of Universities for the North East) are either the grant holder or grant partner.

A guest account is available which gives read-only access to all grants:

Username = GUEST

Password = guest

With this account, you are able to filter/browse grants and export to CERIF.

If you are a member of staff at any of the above institutes, individual accounts can be created which will give you access to more system functionality (e.g. import outputs, record Open Access information and link outputs to grants). Please email such requests to

Please also direct comments/questions/feedback to the above email address.



Categories: CERIF, Deliverable, IRIOS

D5.2 Workshop Report

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The IRIOS-2 workshop was held in Jesmond on 18th October and the project team was able to provide a live demonstration of the service.

The workshop afforded us the perfect opportunity to assess IRIOS-2 im a commercial light, and we were able to explore options of offering the service to other ROs in the near future.

Feedback from those in attendance was positive and discussions were informative and interesting.

D5 2 Workshop Report

Categories: Sunderland

D4.2 Evaluation Report

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The IRIOS-2 project is now officially completed and with these the future of the service needs to be resolved.

The Evaluation Report addresses testing of the service, how we looked at addressing open access and how we plan to exploit the service going forward.

D4 2_Evaluation_Report

Categories: Sunderland

IRIOS2 Workshop in Action!

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The final IRIOS2 project meeting (a joint meeting with the C4D project) was held in St Andrews today and a number of useful discussions took place regarding Open Access and sustainability of the work done in IRIOS2.

Categories: Sunderland

IRIOS-2 Final Workshop – Posters

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The IRIOS-2 and C4D project posters used at the workshop are now available to view and download.

Additional to keep up to date with C4D developments go to out project blog,



Categories: Sunderland

Use Cases and Testing Plan

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Earlier in IRIOS-2 we submitted a testing plan, this was used to conduct testing on the IRIOS-2 service with results of the testing forthcoming very soon.

The attached document includes the final testing plan as well as the IRIOS-2 user guide, while this is not to be submitted as a deliverable this document does provide the ability for system users to see the user guide and try out the service.

Use cases and testing plan

Any comments on this are welcome.


Categories: Sunderland

IRIOS-2 Final Workshop

October 19, 2012 1 comment

Yesterday we held the final IRIOS-2 workshop at Jesmond Dene Conference Centre in Newcastle, the turn out of this event was good and discussions held were interesting and enlightening especially with regards to the next steps for IRIOS-2.

A workshop report will be produced and made available via this blog in due course, we will also look to have the users guide and IRIOS-2 system available to test for all who are interested early next week.

Presentations from the workshop can be found below:

Welcome and Introduction – Ryan Henderson (University of Sunderland, Project Manager)

IRIOS-2 Project Overview – Kevin Ginty (University of Sunderland, Technical Manager)

CIA Project Overview – Scott Brander (University of St Andrews, Project Manager)

IRIOS-2 Live Demonstration – Paul Cranner (University of Sunderland, Lead Systems Developer)

Many thanks to all the presenters and attendees for your input, we now hope to investigate what the next step will be for IRIOS-2.

Anyone wishiing to be added to the mailing list for updates please contact Ryan Henderson ( and watch this space for additional developments between now and the project closure (Oct 31) and beyond.

Categories: Sunderland