Top Seven predictions for the future of research

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Technology is moving fast and has an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work. Sarah Porter, head of innovation at Jisc, has worked alongside her colleague Torsten Reimer to pull out key predictions for the future of research. Sarah says, “With rapidly increasing amounts of data generated, digital technology offers new and innovative ways of finding and analysing relevant information. It also allows academics to work with citizen scientists and engage the public in their research. This will allow researchers to undertake projects on a larger scale with more impactful results.”

Sarah and Torsten believe that, in the future,
the quality of research will depend on an
informed use of technology and hope
the below predictions will help you to
stay ahead of the game.

1: Researchers will go mobile
2: Lines between professionals, amateurs and the public will blur
3:Researchers fully embrace social media
4: Data will drive research across many disciplines
5: Automate it
6: Visualise it
7: Researchers as data managers


JISC Inform / Issue 35, Winter 2012 | #jiscinform
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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: Here is my other weblog on impact of research:

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