The Jisc Conext project aims to develop a group mail service which takes the JiscMail concept much further through transforming the interface for group managemnent and providing a portal where a group's preferred collaboration products ('apps') are interfaced for ready use by group members. The 'apps' will consist of a default set of popular items with options for tailoring.
Pilot groups are an important part of the project. They will feed into the product requirements specification and provide valuable evaluation and feedback on all user/usage aspects of the product as it develops.
Pilot groups have been recruited widely so that we have research, technolgy, learning/teaching interests represented. Many groups are multi-institutional and some are multi-national; some are internal to Jisc Advance.