ITcon Vol. 14, pg. 59-69, http://www.itcon.org/2009/7

Achieving success in collaborative research: the role of virtual research environments

submitted:October 2008
revised:March 2009
published:March 2009
editor(s):Ruikar K, Emmitt S
authors:Kaushal Keraminiyage, Mr.
The University of Salford, United Kingdom;
K.P.Keraminiyage@salford.ac.uk

Dilanthi Amaratunga, Professor.
The University of Salford, United Kingdom;
R.D.G.Amaratunga@salford.ac.uk

Richard Haigh, Dr.
The University of Salford, United Kingdom;
R.P.Haigh@salford.ac.uk
summary:Due to various challenges and opportunities such as globalisation of research agenda and advancements in information and communication technologies, research collaborations (both international and national) have become popular during the last decade more than ever before. Within this context, the concept of Virtual Research Environments is an emerging concept looking at addressing the complex challenges associated with conducting collaborative research. The research reported within this paper investigated how the success factors of collaborative research can be achieved by deploying a Virtual Research Environment.
keywords:Research Collaborations, Virtual Research Environments, Success Factors for Collaborative Research, Collaborative Research Management
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citation:Keraminiyage K, Amaratunga D, Haigh R (2009). Achieving success in collaborative research: the role of virtual research environments, ITcon Vol. 14, Special issue Technology Strategies for Collaborative Working, pg. 59-69, http://www.itcon.org/2009/7