Third Generation e-Labs
This is the vision — the e-Labs we’ll be delivering in 5 years — illustrated by open science.
3rd Generation e-Labs are characterised by global reuse of tools, data and methods across any discipline, and surfacing the right levels of complexity for the researcher. The key characteristic is radical sharing. Research is significantly data driven – plundering the backlog of data, results and methods. There is increasing automation and decision-support for the researcher – the e-Laboratory becomes assistive. Provenance assists design. Curation is autonomic and social.