eResearch is the application of advanced information and communications technology (ICT) to the practice of research. Key areas include collaboration, computation (including high-performance computing), visualisation, research data management and tools.

Why use eResearch?

The use of eResearch services facilitates across discipline collaboration in addition to the creation and sharing of knowledge. eResearch includes technologies for research data capture, management and visualisation that accelerate and disseminate research discoveries. eResearch applications also enable management of research data assets both for the medium and longer-term - these data assets enhance the reputation of the researcher, the institution and also return value to the community. Access to appropriately managed and reusable datasets is important for the formation of collaborative research relationships and is becoming essential to competitive grant applications.

eResearch Tools and Resources

Research data management

Research data management encompasses the collection, organisation, management, storage, preservation and sharing of research data during and beyond the term of a research project.

Research data can be loosely defined as the factual records of evidence produced during or arising from, research - e.g. data files, records, observations, findings, analyses, questionnaires etc. Data may occur in any format - e.g. field notebooks, digital text, image, audio or audiovisual files, samples or specimens.