Jisc

Solution architecture for Open Access publishing policies service and a large-scale Research Data Management shared service.

Digirati provided a technical review of Jisc's "Sherpa" services (RoMEO, Juliet and FACT). These services are responsible for recording policies (e.g., regarding Open Access publishing) of publishers and individual journals on the one hand and research funding agencies on the other, and for producing guidance to researchers based on interrogating these policies. Digirati re-stated the current requirements and described future requirements after evaluating stakeholder needs alongside existing research. We reviewed the current implementation and then produced a number of possible options for redesign of the system with a redesigned data model.

More recently Digirati have been providing technical architecture services for the new JISC Research Data Management Shared Service pilot project. This ambitious project enables researchers to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation. This will facilitate sustainable access to research data so it can be re-used. The pilot is run with 17 HEIs and if successful will be available to the 200+ HEIs in the UK. Digirati’s role is to design the technical architecture and specify the work required from a framework of vendors and other suppliers. The pilot ends 30 April 2018, more information on this project can be found here:https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/research-data-shared-service.