A research process can be divided into discrete elements, but it is neither simply linear nor cyclical. Throughout the various stages of research, different tools and technologies support activities like looking for funding or grants, searching for information doing a literature review, data discovery and collection, writing proposals, seeking collaboration, publishing and archiving.
A visualization of (e-)research as interrelated clusters of scholarly tasks could look as follows (adapted by Jankowski & Tatum, from Jankowski [2009,8]):
In this part of the portal Research Matters practical information will be provided on aspects of the research cycle:
- funding opportunities like the EUR funding portal
- searching for information about search techniques and strategies
- collaborative tools and services with the aim of using technology to make research more productive
- reference managers like RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero
- writing skills.
You can also click on the links in the menu to the left for more information.