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Title: Building a Collaboratory in Environmental and Molecular Science

A Collaboratory is a meta-laboratory that spans multiple geographical areas with collaborators interacting via electronic means. Collaboratories are designed to enable close ties between scientists in a given research area, promote collaborations involving scientists in diverse areas, accelerate the development and dissemination of basic knowledge, and minimize the time-lag between discovery and application. PNL is developing the concept of an Environmental and Molecular Sciences Collaboratory (EMSC) as a natural evolution of the EMSL project. The goal of the EMSC is to increase the efficiency of research and reduce the time required to implement new environmental remediation and preservation technologies. The EMSC will leverage the resources (intellectual and physical) of the EMSL by making them more accessible to remote collaborators as well as by making the resources of remote sites available to local researchers. It will provide a common set of computer hardware and software tools to support remote collaboration, a key step in establishing a collaborative culture for scientists in the theoretical, computational, and experimental molecular sciences across the nation. In short, the EMSC will establish and support an `electronic community of scientists researching and developing innovative environmental preservation and restoration technologies.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10148673
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA--23921; CONF-9403113--1
ON: DE94011439; TRN: 94:011999
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Environmental and molecular sciences collaboratory conference,Richland, WA (United States),17-19 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DESIGN; REMOTE AREAS; DATA TRANSMISSION; LABORATORIES; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; REMEDIAL ACTION; ENVIRONMENT; WASTE MANAGEMENT; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS 990301; 990200; DATA HANDLING; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS