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The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is one of the most important statutory returns for Research Outcomes. University performance in the REF affect research funding for the 4 years following each REF return.

With the introduction of the GDPR legislation in May 2018 there may by several issues resulting from software upgrades or actions taken by owners of systems who have data integrations with key research information systems which result in some remedial action being required to ensure research information systems continue to function as required.

The project will deliver an options appraisal to enable Estates to review and make early decisions with regards the proposed

direction of travel for CAFM system.   It will ensure that only those options

which meet strategic aims and timescales, and can be delivered within the business risk appetite, will be taken forward for detailed analysis.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
March 2019 GREEN 45.0 days 24.1 days 13.4

Project Summary

Embedding digital research services at the University of Edinburgh. The goal, first and foremost, is to improve the discoverability, access and visibility of digital research services to the researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Co-design sessions with service providers, alongside contextual interviews with researchers, will guide the project in identifying ways to provide and improve access to research data services.

The project covers preparatory work for the new core system, focussing around getting confirmation during fit/gap sessions with the vendor that the assumptions and statement of needs etc. covered by FTP001, FTP002 and FTP008 are all achievable with the new core system.  The detailed design sessions, which will come later in 2019, will expand on the these documents and add the detail required for implementation.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2019 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
January 2019 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Summary

 

Background

This project was to procure a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for a Work and Study Away team (as part of WSA Programme and TOM project under SAS004 - https://secure.projects.ed.ac.uk/project/sas004)

This followed a market consultation exercise which informed the programme Business Case approved at March 2018 Student Administration and Support Programme Board.