|Clinical Trials Software is used to capture and manage clinical trial data. It allows users to build their own studies, design electronic Case Report Form's (eCRFs) and conduct a full range of clinical data capture and clinical data management functions. |
|Collaborative Authoring tools allow research teams to author documents together.|
They range from Wikis which are web - focused to tools like Google docs and Microsoft Office Live which is focused on desktop publishing.
|A Collaborative Research Environment is a online application that combines and integrates several collaboration tools such as wikis, file hosting, discussion forums, chat, calendar and blogs etc.|
|Content Management Systems (CMS) are used to create websites and publish documents, without the user having to know the detailed ins' and outs' of web development. |
|These Data Storage services provide a capacity and means for storing raw data. Online data storage options can be particularly useful in situations where a distributed team of researchers are working on the same data. |
|There are three modes of file sharing, first is for a researcher to share their own files between multiple computers (e.g. home and office), the second is for on-going shared access to a set of files for multiple researchers and the third is for one-off file transfers (often very large) from one researcher to another.
|High Performance Computing is used to solve real world problems of significant scale or detail, across a diverse range of disciplines including; physics, biology, chemistry, geo-science, climate science, engineering and many others.
|Issue tracking software is used to keep track of problems and tasks, including: due dates, who is responsible, outcomes and so on.|
| ||Many Research Administrative Systems exist to assist researchers with varying aspects of their research workflow.
| ||Conducting surveys is an important part of many research projects and where respondents are able to complete a survey electronically, there are many software tools that are able to assist.
This category contains a variety of utilities that do not fit into any of the other categories.
|Version Control Software allows users to keep a repository of documents and record the history of their changes over time.|
|Video Conferencing allows researchers to plan and participate in video conferences from their desktop computer.|