Links to Resources

This list of links will help you to learn more about the general background to Access Grid, and its relevance for Social Scientists. Clicking the links will open them in this Window.

For specific web links about Access Grid try:

Access Grid Support Centre - is managed by UKERNA and run by the University of Manchester as the national centre for Access Grid support.

Access Grid Home Page - the main Access Grid site in the US.

Access Grid Documentation Project - comprehensive documentation provided by the Access Grid Community.

Access Grid at Manchester - details of the first Access Grid facility of its kind in the UK.

Fast Track Survey Report - Interim Survey on Use of Access Grid for e-Social Science

inSORS Inc. - Suppliers of off-the-shelf Access Grid nodes.

To find more information on e-Science and e-Social Science try:

NCeSS - The National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS), which aims to promote and facilitate e-Science within Social Science research.

NeSC - The National e-Science Centre, providing comprehensive information about the UK e-Science Centres.

E-Science North West - ESNW is a research facility based at the University of Manchester, that collaborates with industrial partners to sponsor and manage a portfolio of e-Science projects and Grid technologies in the North West region.

CCLRC - hosts the UK Grid Support Centre.

UK Grid Support Centre - This site contains a collection of documents, software and web links for those involved in setting up a computational Grid in the UK.

e-Social Science Initiative - Funding opportunities, and background information about the e-Social Science programme funded by the ESRC; also, details of their new strategic framework.

Seamless Access to Multiple Datasets (SAMD): An ESRC e-Science Demonstrator - An Acrobat file describing the successful SAMD project that highlights the potential the Grid holds for supporting more complex forms of Social Science research.

ReDRESS Resource Discovery for Researchers in e-Social Science - slides that illustrate a case study in e-Social Science that involves building a collaborative e-Research environment.

Access Grid Survey - Report to e-Science community that compares videoconferencing systems and interoperability between them.