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Towards... an e-Research Strategy
“While it is possible for individual disciplines within an organisation to adopt an ad-hoc approach to interdisciplinary collaboration, it is likely to prove more fruitful for universities and research bodies to give serious consideration, through an institutional e-research strategic plan, for example, to the identification and deconstruction of disciplinary ‘silos’ that impede research and communication, and to the creation of organisational structures more aligned with the new ways in which research is conducted. In particular, IT departments that service the needs of universities could be steered to provide and integrate new research-enabling activities by working closely with the various research disciplines they serve.”
- - An e-research strategic framework (Australia, Sept 2005)
An except from the Australian e-research strategy which helpfully encourages academic services to work more closely with the research communities they support.