Archive for October, 2012

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.

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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,



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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.


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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.

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Non-textual Outputs

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Non-textual outputs will be further discussed in the CIA workshop in London as well as today’s IRIOS2 workshop, with a view to establishing institutions’ priorities and further CERIFying these outputs.

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Workshop spaces available- book today!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are still places available for the IRIOS-2 Final Workshop to be held on Thursday 18th October in Newcastle.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the JISC funded IRIOS-2 project,view a demonstration of the system in action and network with colleagues who have been using CERIF.

 To find out more about this free event please visit the blog post –

To request a place please email