Web-based communication tools in a European research project: the example of the TRACE project
- Vermeulen, P. , Brereton, P. , Lofthouse, J. , Smith, J. , Kehagia, O. , Krafft, A. & Baeten, V. (2009). Web-based communication tools in a European research project: the example of the TRACE project. Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 13: (4), 509-520.
|Journal||Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ.|
|Endnote Keywords||Databases|Internet|project management|computer systems (applications)|information systems|communication technology||
|Abstract||The multi-disciplinary and international nature of large European projects requires powerful managerial and communicative tools to ensure the transmission of information to the end-users. One such project is TRACE entitled ?Tracing Food Commodities in Europe?. One of its objectives is to provide a communication system dedicated to be the central source of information on food authenticity and traceability in Europe. This paper explores the web tools used and communication vehicles offered to scientists involved in the TRACE project to communicate internally as well as to the public. Two main tools have been built: an Intranet and a public website. The TRACE website can be accessed at http://www.trace.eu.org. A particular emphasis was placed on the efficiency, the relevance and the accessibility of the information, the publicity of the website as well as the use of the collaborative utilities. The rationale of web space design as well as integration of proprietary software solutions are presented. Perspectives on the using of web tools in the research projects are discussed.|
|Authors||Vermeulen, P. , Brereton, P. , Lofthouse, J. , Smith, J. , Kehagia, O. , Krafft, A. & Baeten, V.|