3rd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharin

Research Article

Developing Collaborative Technology for Neuro-Science

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553870,
        author={Sharon Lloyd and Andrew Simpson and David Power and John Geddes and Ali Khanban and Jeb Palmer},
        title={Developing Collaborative Technology for Neuro-Science},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharin},
        keywords={Collaborative Science Technology social challenges technical challenges},
  • Sharon Lloyd
    Andrew Simpson
    David Power
    John Geddes
    Ali Khanban
    Jeb Palmer
    Year: 2008
    Developing Collaborative Technology for Neuro-Science
    DOI: 10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553870
Sharon Lloyd1,*, Andrew Simpson1,*, David Power1,*, John Geddes1,*, Ali Khanban2,*, Jeb Palmer3,*
  • 1: University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD
  • 2: Department of Computing, Imperial College London, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2BZ
  • 3: Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
*Contact email: Sharon.lloyd@comlab.ox.ac.uk, Andrew.Simpson@comlab.ox.ac.uk, David.Power@comlab.ox.ac.uk, John.geddes@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk, Khanban@doc.ic.ac.uk, jeb.palmer@ed.ac.uk


Using the NeuroGrid project as a case study, this paper explores the experiences and challenges in collaboratively developing technology and in the use of collaborative technology to enhance the science for the diverse scientific community of neuroscience. It explores methodologies adopted for ensuring continual engagement with a disparate clinical and technical community, the methods used for communication and the perceptions of technology from the perspective of the clinical scientific researchers. It explores the experiences of the multidisciplinary project staff in developing solutions and in the use and potential use of collaborative tools to achieve these goals.