Research 3.0 - How are digital technologies revolutionising research?
The UK can only maintain its worldwide reputation for quality research, if researchers take advantage of the digital revolution, says JISC.
Today, JISC is launching a year-long campaign called ‘Research 3.0 – driving the knowledge economy’, to debate how digital technologies are changing not only what research we do, but how it can be carried out.
Professor David Baker, deputy Chair at JISC, says, “The way we research is changing, not slowly, not even overnight, but by the second. The UK knowledge economy is under threat; unless we continue to invest in research based upon digital technologies the UK will quickly fall behind.”
A new video , ‘How digital technologies are creating a new paradigm in research’, sets the agenda for the coming year and introduces the key issues such as how to share data, why collaborate and how to publish research work online?
To support this video, THE (Times Higher Education) publishes a ’Data Revolution’ supplement, highlighting how JISC is supporting universities and the Research Councils to advance in the ever-changing technology landscape.
Dr Phil Hammond, writer, broadcaster and GP, said, “Research is crucial in supporting society, whether that is finding a cure for diseases or a new way of treating patients to looking at previously unpublished articles. It’s not only central to medicine but it underpins our sense of culture which tells us who we are – such as family trees through to photos and videos which can now be accessed online.”
JISC’s new Open Science report written by Dr Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN at the University of Bath and the Digital Curation Centre, is stimulating discussion about the impact of open-ness (making methodologies, data and results available on the Internet, through transparent working practices), data driven science and citizen involvement on tomorrow’s research practice.
The report looks at how technologies can support the sharing of data, workflows, methods and research outputs. It also illustrates the vital role librarians could have in supporting these new trends.
Professor Baker adds, “JISC’s research campaign is happening at a time of potential crisis in research and as all our planned campaign activities will be shaped by you we want to hear what your issues and views are.”
Help to take the UK’s research base into the next decade by sharing your main concerns over the use of digital technologies within research and your views on the Open Science report at JISC Research 3.0 blog. You will be contributing to the debate, helping to shape JISC activities over the next year and exploring how digital technologies can support you and your research.
Take part in the Open Science discussions and share your views at the ‘Research 3.0 – driving the knowledge economy’ blog http://res3.jiscinvolve.org