JISC is running a year-long campaign into how new digital technologies are affecting research.
More information: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/11/res3.aspx
The latest ICT call has objectives relevant for the Digital Institute. these include, but are not limited to:
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced the opening of a new, jointly funded £7.5 million investment: the 'Energy and Communities Collaborative Venture'.
The JISC, on behalf of the Strategic Content Alliance, invites tenders to develop the moderated web resource named 'Digipedia' from prototype to pilot service.
The RCUK Review of e-Science in the UK, organised by EPSRC on behalf of all UK Research Councils and in conjunction with the learned societies, was established to provide an independent assessment of the quality and impact of the UK e-Science Programme.
JISC is seeking reviews into the models used by institutions to support researchers in the use of advanced ICT for research.
For more information see: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2009/11/ictresearchmodels.aspx
JISC is seeking people to generate studies into how UK higher and further education facilities support effective learning in a digital age.
For more information see: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2009/11/strateffectlearnitt.aspx
JISC have announced their funding roadmap for 2009/2010. This has focus on areas such as:
For further details: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/11/funding.aspx
Much of the informatics research at Newcastle is carried out in the associated iLABS.
The UK e-Science programme always recognised the importance of data.
This book recognises that data-intensive science is dramatically changing the way research is done, and is an excellent compendium of progress with this new approach.