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The term e-Research (alternately spelled eResearch) refers to the use of information technology to support existing and new forms of research. E-research extends e-Science and cyberinfrastructure to other disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences.


Examples of e-Research problems range across disciplines which include:

Modelling of ecosystems or economies -[edit]

Exploration of human genome structures -[edit]

Studies of large linguistic corpora -[edit]

Integrated social policy analyses -[edit]

Principle features of e-Research include[edit]

Collaboration[1] -[edit]

Use of grid-computing technologies -[edit]

data-intensive activity -[edit]

E-Research includes research activities that use a spectrum of advanced information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities. It embraces new research methodologies emerging from increasing access to:

  • networks
  • services
  • tools

In Australia[edit]

Specialist services, centres or programmes instituted to support Australian data and technology intensive research operate under the umbrella term: eResearch. In March 2012, representatives from these eResearch groups came together to discuss the need build a "collaborative program to strengthen eResearch and address issues facing the sector nationally".[2] The Australian eResearch Organisation (AeRO) emerged from this forum as "a collaborative organisation of national and state-based research organisations to advance eResearch implementation and innovation in Australia".[3] Professionals working in Australian eResearch annually convene a conference known as: eResearch Australasia.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "e-Research Collaboration - Theory, Techniques and | Murugan Anandarajan | Springer". www.springer.com. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. ^ "Intersect Newsletter, 6 March 2012". Intersect Australia. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ "About". Australian eResearch Organisation (AeRO). Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ "About". eResearch Australasia Conference. Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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