PCG Academia has launched Sciencecloud at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow14 January 2021 3 min reading
Sciencecloud – a system provided by PCG Academia – was launched at the Jagiellonian University. The University will use Sciencecloud in preparation for the evaluation of the quality of scientific activities based on the new principles introduced by the Constitution for Science.
Sciencecloud was implemented by PCG Academia in a record time of 4 weeks. The system enables recording and analyzing the scientific achievements of the Jagiellonian University in all 29 evaluated scientific disciplines.
Thanks to the integration with the systems operating at the University (SAP, USOS, Jagiellonian University Repository), over 36,000 metadata of publications issued in 2017-2020 and data of tens of thousands of researchers, in particular information about employment and submitted declarations, were imported to Sciencecloud.
With the Sciencecloud the University will also be able to register patents, projects, research services and other achievements in all three criteria of evaluation. Access to the system was given to, among others, library staff, chairmen of discipline councils, university authorities, faculty authorities and academics.
Last but not least, Sciencecloud allows the Jagiellonian University employees to track the key parameters for the evaluation as well as monitor and optimize the implemented scientific strategy in individual disciplines on an ongoing basis.
Sciencecloud is the newest solution offered by PCG Academia. Three closely integrated modules: Analytics, Records and Repository are covering all the needs of universities related to the process of scientific information management and reporting. Sciencecloud is a cloud-based service whereby PCG Academia is responsible for the timely adaptation of the system to dynamically changing legal regulations. Universities can launch the service on the basis of an annual subscription model.
The Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński) is a research university in Cracow, Poland. Founded in 1364, it’s the oldest university in Poland, the second oldest university in Central Europe, and one of the oldest surviving universities in the world.
Nowadays, the University consists of 16 faculties, including the humanities, law, the natural and social sciences, and medicine. The university employs roughly 4,000 academics, including over 650 professors, and has more than 35,000 students and over 2100 PhD candidates, who study in almost 160 fields of study.
Some of the Jagiellonian University alumni and academics have been world famous scholars and major historical figures, including astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, poet Jan Kochanowski, historian Jan Długosz, Polish King Jan III Sobieski, inventor Ignacy Łukasiewicz, writer Stanisław Lem, chemist Karol Olszewski, anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, neuroscientist Jerzy Vetulani, and many more. Nobel laureates Ivo Andrić and Wisława Szymborska also studied at the University, but did not earn diplomas.
The university library – Jagiellonian Library – is one of largest in Poland and is responsible for the preparation of scientific achievements of University’s staff for evaluation. The library houses, among others, a number of medieval manuscripts, including Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus.