A solution for easier Collaboration within Research Communities
The context (or how researchers really collaborate)
Research has increasingly become specialised, although many phenomena can only be understood via a multidisciplinary approach. Recently, many communities have set research infrastructures (RIs) bringing together teams and assets for easing collaboration.(see also "Virtual Research Environments: How Researchers Really Collaborate" in ERCIM News 109, April 2017)
This collaboration comes with complications. Each community has developed its own methods, data formats and tools, leading to a great heterogeneity in scope, features, protocols and technologies.
One way to assist and encourage multidisciplinary research is to bring together the communities and assets of RIs. The goal of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) system is to decouple science from IT complexity, by providing research communities with a facility that takes care of IT, allowing them to focus on their work. e-VRE has taken into account a considerable amount of requirements and characteristics of many RIs in the goal of assisting researchers.
"What is a Virtual Research Environment?" explained by Keith Jeffery
This is the first video of a series of tutorials currently being produced on topis such as:
- The existing eRI ecosystem
- Trust, privacy and security policies
- Architecture design & microservices concept
- Metadata service
- Search and discovery of metadata in the eVRE
- Node & application service
- AAAI / Unity
- Query service.