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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

eResearch 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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