Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment
The Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment project aims to offer a Virtual Research environment (VRE) by providing integrated computer support across the research and educational cycles, because these activities are intrinsically coupled as a part of the requirements of the surgeon’s Continuing Professional Development. Research should be undertaken and papers published to achieve goals under the learning contracts with their Professional organisations.
The CORE project will be implemented as a Grid/Web-based environment for supporting a critical subset of the e-science cycle: the collation and analysis of experimental results, the organisation of internal project discussions, and the production of appropriate outline documents depending upon the requirements of conferences and journals selected for dissemination. The CORE will allow surgeons to: create technical material (non research material for education), analyse data (from their own trials or data entered from journals), investigate hypotheses (from their own work or as meta or thematic reviews), discuss the finding from their or others work, and prepare and submit articles for review, using semantic Web services.