Author: Martin Donnelly

Published: October 2010

Mobile Environmental Sensing System Across Grid Environments (MESSAGE) was a three-year project funded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

The rationale behind this mix of funders was 'to demonstrate some e-Science concepts that could be applied in a real world scenario'.

The project ran from October 2006 to September 2009.

During the project's final year, a representative of the UK’s Digital Curation Centre (DCC) interviewed key personnel within the project team, with a view to identifying and recording the data-related practices and attitudes of a variety of research stakeholders, particularly the variance in perspectives which researchers bring to bear on the same dataset, and the agreements and rights – the sensitivities, in other words – which pertain to the creation-collection of research data during and beyond the project lifecycle.

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