Jisc is seeking to commission a robust and independent formative evaluation report to help guide the future direction of the Digging into Data Challenge.
The aim of the evaluation is to produce a report which will:
- Evaluate the objectives of DiD2 and explore whether they have been met through the DiD2 projects;
- Assess whether the recommendations from the CLIR report have been delivered through the DiD2 projects and are likely to be met through DiD3 and its current cohort of projects;
- Capture the advantages gained and lessons learned from projects to date (DiD2 and DiD3) including examples of the benefits of international collaboration;
- Look forward to phase four of the Digging into Data Challenge and how this can fit in with the strategy and requirements of ESRC, AHRC and Jisc, including analysing how a fourth phase could relate to other investments in the big data and analytics area that are underway or planned to support education and research.
The deadline for tenders is 12noon UK time on 6 October 2014.
The work under this contract should commence on or around 27 October 2014 and should be completed by 23 January 2015. It is expected that this work will require approximately up to 50 days effort.