A database project at Massey University has been put on hold.
Massey’s Wellington campus advertised for a replacement for its current research activity output database because it wanted to be up with the play with a new research funding regime.
The performance-based regime comes into effect this year. It will fully replace the old one, based on student numbers, by 2007.
The university called for expressions of interest in providing a replacement database with expanded search methods that was web-based and reconfig-urable, but it has been decided that the university’s existing system, developed inhouse, will be “patched up” to deal with the new regime. Project head Warwick Slinn declined to comment on why the project has been put on hold, but says a new research outputs database may be called for in the future as part of a broader look at the university’s database requirements.