Understanding Cyberinfrastructure
Understanding Cyberinfrastructure
Cyberinfrastructure is defined in the Wikipedia as
"a technological solution to the problem of efficiently connecting data, computers, and people with the goal of enabling derivation of novel scientific theories and knowledge."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure includes

  1. Distributed networking that supports robust access to information and that facilitates online collaboration.
  2. Collaboration tools that enable researchers to perform research, teach and share research products in an online community.
  3. A trusted repository architecture that insures resources are safeguarded, described, preserved and made available for many generations of scholars.
  4. Support for the intellectual property rights of resource creators, as well as the rights of users to the private and confidential access and use of resources.

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