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The Collaborative e-Learning in Life Sciences (CeLLS) Project is a collaboration between Scottish Colleges Biotechnology Consortium (Adam Smith, Bell, Dundee, Forth Valley and James Watt Colleges) two universities (Napier University and the University of Dundee), one government agency (Scottish Qualifications Authority) and a not-for-profit commercial company (Interactive University Ltd). These learning materials were developed by the CeLLS Project supported by the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education ( as one of six projects from the 6 Million e-Learning Transformation Programme. The programme is managed on behalf of the funding council by the Joint Information Systems Committee (


The educational materials were authored and reviewed by Project and Faculty staff from Academic partners. The specification for online development was a collaboration between Academic Authors and Learning Developers. The final content packages were published by Interactive University.

Thanks are due to all members of consortium teams who planned and created these materials, and to the many colleagues who reviewed the content.

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Project Board

Charlie Bryce (NU), John Casey (UHI MI), Mary Hoey (SQA), David Hoggan (SCBC), Roy Leitch (IU) , Stephen Maw (Leeds University) , Sarah Price (JISC) , Pat Robb (SQA), Martyn Ward (UoD).

Academic Advisory Group

Charlie Bryce (NU) , Jim Elliott (UoD) , John Green (NU), Roy Leitch (IU), Pat Robb (SQA) , Helen Stimpson (SQA), Martyn Ward (UoD), John Whitelock (SCBC).

Project Manager

Wendy Nightingale (IU).

Operational Team

Kaska Hempel (UoD), Sally Jorjani (NU), Gail McGarvie (SCBC), Stuart Nicol (IU), Helen Stimpson (SQA), Susan Woodger (IU).

Author Team

SCBC: Susan Allen, Jim Cook, Deborah Cottam, Mildred Drain, David Gourlay, Keith Hoisington, Susan Hourston, Elaine Kellett, Patrick Lawlor, Ian Martin, Pauline McCloone, Erica Parkinson, Charlie Waugh, Moira Wilson, John Young.

Napier University: Leeanne Bodkin, Samantha Campbell, Ruth Fowler, Daniel Fulton, Eva Malone, Cathy Southworth.

University of Dundee: Marcus Cross, Jillian Hall, Kaska Hempel, Karrie Melville.

Developer Team

Bill Austin, Andrew Dunn, Jon Jack, Chris Milne, Neil Morris, Stuart Nicol, Malcolm Rigg, Daniel Pacey, Lynne Robertson, Susan Woodger.

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