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The Groupware Project calls for your participation


This page has been preserved in the state as published in April 2008. Please note that the User Consultative Group is still open to new members. The emphasis is now on implementation decisions and usability questions post-implementation.

Oxford University Computing Services are leading a major project to select and implement a new University-wide 'groupware' solution. This will establish a series of new services for the University, supporting collaborative working such as enhanced email, public and private calendaring, and contact list management, all accessible over the web and on mobile devices.

An invitation to tender has been issued and a final decision on software will be made by the end of June. Whilst this will be partly contingent on a number of technical factors, the project team is also seeking involvement from those across the University to help ensure the chosen solution fits in well with existing academic work-practices.

Those members of the University with an interest in influencing the final decision are invited to join a User Consultative Group mailing list. On this list, you will be able to contribute to discussions on available solutions and we hope to give you advance notice of supplier demonstrations to which you will be invited.

Outcomes from these events and surrounding discussions will then be collated and fed through to the short-listing panel responsible for making the final decision.

To join the list, send a blank message to:
For further information about the OUCS Groupware Project, please visit:

OUCS Groupware Project
April 2008

Figure ucg_ad.jpg [Picture of the groupware advert in the June 08 issue of Blueprint.]