Infrastructuring Ecology: New Challenges for Data Sharing

Baker, Karen S. et Millerand, Florence (2010). « Infrastructuring Ecology: New Challenges for Data Sharing », dans Collaboration in the New Life Sciences, sous la dir. de Parker, J; Vermeulen, N et Penders, B. Surrey; Burlington, Routledge, pp. 111-138.

Fichier(s) associé(s) à ce document :
[img] PDF
Accès restreint

Télécharger (1MB) | Demande de copie


Information infrastructure initiatives have developed in recent years, particularly in the natural sciences, with the goal of enabling large-scale scientific collaborations. These initiatives are called cyberinfrastructure when considered suitable for addressing global-scale scientific challenges. Also referred to as e-Science, eResearch and e-Infrastructure, the initiatives promise profound transformations in scientific collaboration: 'They can serve individuals, teams and organizations in ways that revolutionize what they can do, how they do itand who participates' (Atkins et al. 2003: 2). Among the possibilities provided by new research environments based upon cyberinfrastructure, are new opportunities for sharing research data. Working with a variety of data collected in multiple, heterogeneous settings and asking questions requiring synthesis of these data are activities central to field intensive research domains such as ecology. Concurrent with cyberinfrastructure initiatives, diverse smaller-scale information infrastructure developments are producing new understandings of data and data related issues. While large-scale data initiatives support access to highly-structured data, infrastructure efforts of varied sizes are highlighting significant differences in data practices, methods and purposes as well as data types, sampling and analysis.

Type: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: DATA SHARING, SCIENCE
Unité d'appartenance: Centres institutionnels > Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST)
Faculté de communication > Département de communication sociale et publique
Déposé par: Florence Millerand
Date de dépôt: 16 nov. 2021 10:55
Dernière modification: 16 nov. 2021 10:55
Adresse URL :


Voir les statistiques sur cinq ans...