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 humanities and social sciences.


Examples of e-Research problems

  • Modelling of ecosystems or economies
  • Exploration of human genome structures
  • Studies of broad linguistic corpora
  • Integrated social policy analyzes

Principle features of e-Research include:

  • Collaboration [1]
  • The use of grid-computing technologies
  • Data-intensive activity

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:

  • Link
  • services
  • tools

In Australia

Specialist services, centers or programs instituted to support Australian data and technology intensive research work under the umbrella term: eResearch. In March 2012, representatives from these eResearch groups came together to discuss the need for a collaborative program to strengthen eResearch and address issues facing the nationally sector. [2] The Australian eResearch Organization (AeRO) emerges from this forum as a collaborative organization of national and state-based research organizations to advance eResearch implementation and innovation in Australia. [3] Professionals working in Australian eResearch annually agreed to a conference known as: eResearch Australasia. [4]

See also

  • Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC)
  • e-Science


  1. Jump up^ “e-Research Collaboration – Theory, Techniques and Murugan Anandarajan | Springer” . Www.springer.com . Retrieved 2016-01-15 .
  2. Jump up^ “Intersect Newsletter, 6 March 2012” . Intersect Australia . Retrieved January 14, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “About” . Australian eResearch Organization (AeRO) . Retrieved January 14, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ “About” . EResearch Australasia Conference . Retrieved January 15, 2016 .

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