October 2010

Ethical issues in digital data archiving and sharing

by Natasha Mauthner and Odette Parry

The development of a manifesto on ethics of e-research assumes that e-research differs from other research approaches, therefore requiring its own set of ethical guidelines. In considering the distinctiveness of e-research, it is helpful to differentiate between e-research as tool or method and e-research as site or ‘field’. Our own discussion focuses on e-research as [...]

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Automation

by David De Roure

In the early days of e-Research there was much talk of the data deluge (from new scientific instruments, sensor networks, online transactions…) and how researchers couldn’t cope: manual triaging of available data into manageable chunks would lead to failure to discover results and an inability to see patterns in the overall picture.
The ‘obvious’ answer was [...]

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