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World Wide ResearchReshaping the Sciences and Humanities$
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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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Reshaping Research Collaboration: The Case of Virtual Research Environments

Reshaping Research Collaboration: The Case of Virtual Research Environments

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Annamaria Carusi

Marina Jirotka

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the use of a range of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support e-Research collaboration across space, time, and disciplinary and institutional domains. It considers one example of this trend—the virtual research environment (VRE)—and looks at the relationship between VREs and research groups, communities, and organizations, and at the implications of such environments for research practices across the disciplines. The chapter also highlights the enduring significance of critical requirements for the effectiveness of VREs, such as their usability, adaptability, interoperability, and sharability. Moreover, it discusses the value of the arts and humanities in performing experiments in VREs, before concluding with a look at the antecedents and motivations behind emerging VRE concepts.

Keywords:   ICTs, e-Research, collaboration, virtual research environment, usability, adaptability, interoperability, sharability, arts, humanities

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