New Paradigms: A Collaborative Web-Based Research Tool

New Paradigms: A Collaborative Web-Based Research Tool

Hamish Holewa (International Program of Psycho-Social Health Research, Central Queensland University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch036

Abstract

The chapter aims to document the challenges associated with the management of an international research program and to look at innovative, information technology (IT) based ways of tackling these. Through the medium of a case study, insights gained from practical experience developing and implementing an original Web based collaborative research management tool are discussed. This tool is based on a centralised model of information distribution and access. It was designed following a reductionist analysis of existing research processes and procedures. The ways in which the integration of responsive IT processes into the management of a large international research program have removed redundancies and increased automation and research efficiency are also discussed.

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