LJMU to lead cloud services consortium
26 April 2012
LJMU-led consortium secures £198,000 University Modernisation Funding
The funding for Project DARE (Digital Achievement Records Exchange) is part of the JISC/HEFCE Cloud Services for Education and Research Initiative.
Project DARE will deliver a production, cloud-based shared service providing secure distribution of electronic documents for HEIs, including official graduation documents, transcripts, status letters, and the new Higher Education Achievement Report.
John Townsend, Director of Corporate Information Services and project lead for the bid, said: "This is a great opportunity to be involved in innovative cloud-based shared services developments, which are both at the forefront of what the technology can offer and will also enhance services to students, employers, and others."
LJMU's consortium partners are:
- The University of Sheffield
- Coventry University
- De Montfort University
- The School of Oriental and African Studies
- Bath Spa University
- Cranfield University
- Digitary, the private sector partner who will provide the secure electronic document technology.
For more information on the JISC/HEFCE Cloud Services for Education and Research Initiative, go to: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2011/name,62293,en.html