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Specialists study ways that using more and more strong and flexible electronic details and communique applied sciences are reworking examine actions throughout all disciplines.

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Amounts of data to identify shifting consumer preferences or borrowers’ credit worthiness—with some well-recognized limitations. And pharmaceutical companies are increasingly developing new medicinal drugs by searching through research results as a complement to clinical trials of newly developed drugs. These kinds of developments demonstrate that e-research infrastructures are not simply strategies for better research, but key to everyday life and to global competition and collaboration. It is for this reason that many governments are supporting e-research and e-infrastructure initiatives, seeing them as critical to national industrial strategies in a networked society.

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2. Observation how researchers observe their objects of research, whether people or things—and what they can observe or experience. Will researchers be more distant from their objects of study or closer to them? Will they have more direct or more mediated experiences in observing their subjects of study? 1 Reconfiguring Access in Research 25 3. Information how researchers get information or collect data, as well as what information they collect. Will researchers collect more data or be more dependent on data collected by others?

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