e-Research refers to the development of, and the support for, information and computing technologies to facilitate all phases of research processes. The term e-Research originates from the term e-Science but expands its remit to all research domains not just the sciences. It's concerned with technologies that support all the processes involved in research including (but not limited to) creating and sustaining research collaborations and discovering, analysing, processing, publishing, storing and sharing research data and information. Typical technologies in this domain include: Virtual Research Environments, Grid computing, visualisation services, and text and data mining services.
JISC activities in the Support for e-Research are funded by a number of funding streams including the Capital e-Infrastructure Programme, the Capital VRE Programmes and various core funded initiatives.