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Below shows a list of projects that we are actively involved in or have been. You can filter these by showing the projects which are in progress or those which are finished.

Open Knowledge

OpenKnowledge is a system which allows peers on an arbitrarily large peer-to-peer network to interact productively with one another without any global agreements or pre-run-time knowledge of who to interact with or how interactions will proceed. Any kind of service (including those involving human/environment interaction) can become a peer or else we provide facilities for users to easily create their own peer, by sharing existing code or writing their own.

Acronym: 
openk
Funding body: 
EU/FP7
Value: 
2.6m euros
Dates: 
Sun, 01/01/2006 to Wed, 12/30/2009
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Domain-specific web-portal interfaces to the HECToR National Supercomputing Facility

Develop domain-specific web portals for submitting and managing corresponding compute jobs on the HECToR National Supercomputing Facility (http://www.hector.ac.uk/) in order to reduce the current failure rates and lower the barrier of uptake to new user groups.

Acronym: 
Rapid-HECToR
Funding body: 
College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Value: 
£11,131
Dates: 
Tue, 06/01/2010 to Sat, 07/31/2010
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A scientific gateway for real time geophysical experiments

The aim is to develop an open-access, automated, web-based platform for real-time data collation, analysis and information exchange for geophysical experiments. This scientific gateway should enable competing physical hypotheses and statistical methods for forecasting rock failure to be tested and developed in fully prospective mode in an open, testable environment comparable to say daily weather forecasts.

Acronym: 
IDEA29
Funding body: 
College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Value: 
£24k
Dates: 
Mon, 03/01/2010 to Tue, 08/31/2010
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e-Science Core Programme Senior Research Fellow

The investment in e-Science has delivered a huge impetus to UK research programmes but it has the potential to do much more. This potential will be realised in the UK only if we sustain the development of collaborative and cooperative research behaviour. Indeed we wish to extend it to far more participants, so that all researchers, designers and decision makers have the power of advanced e-Infrastructure at their finger tips. This requires continued collaboration to build that e-Infrastructure.

Acronym: 
e-Science Envoy
Value: 
£1,134,684
Dates: 
Sat, 04/01/2006 to Thu, 03/31/2011
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Helping older people to manage their medicines

Studies have found that between 40 percent and 75 percent of older people do not take their medications at the right times or in the right amounts. The costs of poor adherence to medication (overdosing and under dosing) can be severe, both to the individual and in terms of potentially avoidable demand on health and social services. Adverse drug events and poor adherence are a common cause of hospitalisation in older people.

Acronym: 
medicine-management
Funding body: 
Scottish Funding Council
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Value: 
£3660
Dates: 
Thu, 10/01/2009 to Thu, 09/30/2010
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Rapid Portals for Seismological Waveform Data

The main aim of this project is to remove the barrier of uptake to the seismology community of an application that allows analyses of seismic waveform data. This will be achieved by embedding this analysis application in a community gateway, which already exists in the form of a web portal.

Acronym: 
RapidSeis
Value: 
£38,854
Dates: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 to Mon, 11/30/2009
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Next Generation Embryology: Using 3D embryo atlas frameworks for research and education

3D developmental atlases are used in research for capture, collation and analysis of spatio-temporal data such as in situ gene-expression. The most advanced systems are based on a temporal series of 3D models. Examples are the EADHB human embryo atlas in Newcastle and the e-MouseAtlas in Edinburgh. Here we propose to use the 3D spatio-temporal frameworks in conjunction with a repository to deliver research and educational material directly in the context of the developing embryo.

Acronym: 
NG-Embryo
Value: 
£250,000
Dates: 
Wed, 04/01/2009 to Thu, 09/30/2010

High Performance QTL Analysis Via The Grid

The mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) is the first step towards the identification of genes and causal polymorphisms that affect traits of importance in human medicine and agriculture.

Acronym: 
GridQTL
Dates: 
Wed, 12/01/2004 to Sun, 05/31/2009

Neuroinformatics and Grid Techniques to Build a Virtual Fly Brain

The world of healthcare could be transformed by realistic models that capture the processes and disorders of the human brain – but creating these involves overcoming immense scientific and technological challenges. The aim of this Theme is to begin with a simpler, more tractable problem: simulating the brain of a fly.

Acronym: 
FlyBrain
Value: 
£75,000
Dates: 
Sat, 09/01/2007 to Thu, 12/31/2009
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Rapid Chemistry Portals through Engaging Researchers

The primary issue is to enable end-users in the domain of chemistry to make use of computational applications. Currently, a small set of expert-users is able to make use of these tools and they often perform tasks for end-users. This setup does not scale up well as the number of expert-users is not growing. Many of the tasks are well defined and it should be possible to enable these via a web portal.

Acronym: 
RCPER
Value: 
£63,941
Dates: 
Sat, 11/01/2008 to Sun, 05/31/2009
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