This page related to stage 1 of the project, which concluded in September 2014.
Although some of the key drivers for the project are problems with the JACS3 approach, the intention is to devise a new approach to subject identification that has the widest possible range of uses, and not simply to provide a replacement for JACS.
This wider range of uses includes, but is not limited to, better support for existing practice and support for new uses in the following areas:
- statistics to support planning at sector and institution level;
- applications and admissions processes;
- discovery and management of learning resources;
- research management;
- student information, advice, and guidance;
- educational technology, including learning analytics.
We would like to thank those people who commented in Stage 1. We have taken your comments on-board.
In respect of biomedical sciences, we have added this to the draft scheme for stage 2 consultation.