eResearch – What is it and how can it help me?

Date: Tuesday 17 November
Venue: Priorslee Hall, Telford Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Shifnal Road, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9NT

This JISC-sponsored roadshow, for researchers and those providing IT support services, will introduce the concept of e-research and some of the tools, along with case studies from practitioners in various disciplines.

Many academics engage in a combination of teaching, administration and research. All will be familiar with the use of networked technologies help them work together, teaching and administering large numbers of students, often at a distance, perhaps through managed learning environments or video-conferencing

The term e-Research describes the use of networked technologies to support research activities, by enabling the capture, storage, analysis, publishing or sharing of large amounts of complex data often by remote or distributed teams. Technologies and services specifically for e-research already exist and are increasingly used, with many freely available. Additionally, other tools already familiar to academics in other contexts can be adopted and adapted for e-research.

Guest speakers

  • Dr David Fergusson, Deputy Director, National e-Science Centre on ‘What is e-research?’
  • Dr Hugo Mills, Research Fellow, University of Reading on ‘The Use of Web 2.0 in Research’
  • Plus hear from Wolverhampton researchers about their experiences with e-research technologies.

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