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An e-Lab is a set of components and resources
An open system, not a software monolith
Utility of components transcends their immediate application
We envisage an ecosystem of cooperating e-Laboratories
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It should facilitate the management and sharing of Research Objects – these are the digital commodities that are used and reused by researchers, ranging from data and methods to scholarly publications.
It should support the social model : producers of research objects should have incentives to make them available; consumers need to be able to discover and reuse them; all will benefit from self- and community-curation.
It should provide an open, extensible environment to permit ease of integration with other software, tools and services, and benefit from participative contribution of software.
It should provide a platform to action research , for example to deliver research objects to remote services and software. It should be straightforward to create customised, task specific tools and environments.