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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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The Developing Conception of e-Research

The Developing Conception of e-Research

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(p.51) 2 The Developing Conception of e-Research
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World Wide Research
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Paul W. Jeffreys

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0006

This chapter explores the history and future of e-Research and the technologies it encompasses, including information and communication technologies (ICTs) and Grid computing. It also looks at important initiatives that have given momentum to e-Research progress, such as those relating to Cloud computing, cyberinfrastructure, and e-Infrastructure, and considers the promises and threats which arise from opening out research-centered computational networks (RCNs) to a much wider range of practitioners. The chapter furthermore examines the role of social science in promoting e-Research before concluding with a discussion of the implications envisioned for RCNs in business and industry, as well as for nations in general.

Keywords:   e-Research, ICTs, Grid computing, Cloud computing, computational networks, cyberinfrastructure, e-Infrastructure, social science

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