International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Virtual Science and Research and Its Relevance for Africa

After introducing the role of information technologies (IT) in the transformation and promotion of science and research worldwide and especially in the Third World, the important terminologies are defined, and their relevance discussed. Then the basic concepts, methods, and tools for e-research are put forward, and two important initiatives are compared. The advantages as well as the requirements for the differing scenarios are also outlined. The challenges and recommendations for the establishment of a possible virtual environment for science and research in Africa have come at the end.

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