Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science

TitleScratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSmith, Vincent, Simon Rycroft, Irina Brake, Ben Scott, Edward Baker, Laurence Livermore, Vladimir Blagoderov, and David Roberts
JournalZooKeys
Volume150
Pagination53 - 70
Date Published2011/11/28/
Abstract

The Scratchpad Virtual Research Environment (http://scratchpads.eu/) is a flexible system for people to create their own research networks supporting natural history science. Here we describe Version 2 of the system characterised by the move to Drupal 7 as the Scratchpad core development framework and timed to coincide with the fifth year of the project’s operation in late January 2012. The development of Scratchpad 2 reflects a combination of technical enhancements that make the project more sustainable, combined with new features intended to make the system more functional and easier to use. A roadmap outlining strategic plans for development of the Scratchpad project over the next two years concludes this article.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.150.2193