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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 and include:

  • modelling of ecosystems or economies
  • exploration of human genome structures
  • studies of large linguistic corpora
  • integrated social policy analyses

Principle features of e-Research include:

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

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