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The Setting Up of Virtual Communities for Research

Author(s): Luis Arturo Ávila Meléndez | Adela Miranda Madrid | Mexico

Journal: Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento
ISSN 1698-580X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: practise community | research | social construction of inequalities

We present a preview of the analysis of the participation of inter-institutional research teams and an academic community on virtual, tailor-made platforms for the sharing of information among the members of each group. The institutional conditions and the characteristics of academic workers and communication tools are analysed and we present a summary of the difficulties in collaboration among researchers using tools designed to coordinate research activities. Finally some thoughts are expressed on the consequences of this situation for a regional research centre working with limited financial resources.
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