‘Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities’ is a 15 month JISC funded project designed to scope the technical needs of humanities researchers at Oxford University. The core aims of the project are to understand the needs of the humanities community, build a number of demonstrators that might address those needs and in the final stages to assess the effectiveness of the demonstrators and to make recommendations as to what should be involved in a humanities VRE. The project seeks to inform both the future of humanities research at Oxford and the needs of the wider research community supported by the JISC.

Work on this first-phase project started in June 2005 and finished in September 2006. Further details can be found below:

Reports currently available:

BVREH-ProjectPlan (238KB pdf)

Interim User Survey Report - November 2005 (41KB pdf)

Report of the User Requirements Survey - September 2006 (222 KB Word doc)

JISC Final Report (165.54 KB pdf)