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h4. Activity Outline

Consider the activity you would like to examine and build a business case for during this mashup. You could have a tight focus on the activity your mashup developer is looking at, or you could take a broader consideration for the activity of your team, unit or department. We'll be building a business case to convince the powers that be that your work deserves to be funded. So you could outline a completely new activity or project.

It is important to firstly identify the benefits.

_< Enter a short paragraph here to outline the activity that you will consider during these business plan development activities >_

h4. Benefits Analysis and Alignment with Institutional Objectives

_< Begin by brainstorming the different benefits relevant to your activity, then expand on these in the Detailed Benefit Description column. When these benefit descriptions are complete, enter which objectives from your institutional strategy the benefit aligns with >_
|| Generic or high level benefit || Detailed benefit description || Aligns with Institutional Objective ||
| _[See these example benefits for ideas to help you get started|SPR:Example Benefits]__. Describe the benefit in one sentence or less_ | _Describe the benefit in more detail and how it relates to the activity_ | _Enter the institutional strategic objective(s) that the benefit aligns with_ |
| Access | Legal obligation to retain information for a certain period of time | {color:#231f20}Ensure that national and international research facilities meet the needs of the UK's research&nbsp;{color}{color:#231f20}community and funders, and that these facilities deliver excellent science with maximum impact{color}Ensure that national and international research \\
facilities meet the needs of the UK's research \\
community and funders, and that these facilities \\
deliver excellent science with maximum impact |
| | To promote science and attract new audience | Develop the Science and Innovation Campuses as recognised international focal points for research collaboration, bringing universities and industry together |
| | Allowing research data to be used | Develop the Science and Innovation Campuses as recognised international focal points for research collaboration, bringing universities and industry together |
| | Making sure old formats are compatible with newer versions of the software | |
| Expertise/knowledge | Maintaining institute's status/credibility as the forefront of international science | Working with our partners, develop and support an exciting and relevant programme of World Class Research to sustain the UK's global research ranking |
| | Ability to provide services | {color:#231f20}Maintain a balance between curiosity-driven and application-led research and ensure we deliver and capture a broad range of impact, including technological innovation, training and skills, from our programmes{color} |
| Finance | Possible income from service provision in science and e-infrastructure | |
| | Long term investment to&nbsp;research/find better way to preserve scientific data | |
| Automation | Time and cost saving | |
| Institutional or Departmental Policy/strategy | | |
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