BASIC Lab: a software tool for supporting the production of knowledge in research organizations through the management of scientific concepts

Astrid Jaime (PhD student at the Gilco Laboratory, which belongs to the Industrial Engineering School of the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG))
Mickaël Gardoni (Assistant Professor at the Industrial Engineering School of the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG).)
Joël Mosca (Associated professor of quality management and project management at the Industrial Engineering School of the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG).)
Dominique Vinck (Professor of sociology of science, technology and innovation at the University Pierre Mendès‐France)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

The important role of publicly funded basic research has been widely recognized. The knowledge produced is made available to society, who could use it for innovation and in this way contribute to economic growth. Thus, it is important to support scientific activities. Proposes to examine how researchers could profit from approaches such as knowledge management.

Design/methodology/approach

Some research organizations were studied and their knowledge management practices analyzed. Special attention was paid to the realization of research projects.

Findings

An approach is proposed based on the capitalization of all the artifacts managed during the bibliographical activities performed by researchers.

Research limitations/implications

At the current state of advancement of the project, only a prototype of the software tool has been developed.

Originality/value

As sociology studies have observed that a fundamental aspect of science is the modification and construction of new concepts, it is proposed to include the support of the management of scientific concepts as a way of assisting this knowledge production process. In conclusion this work gives the basis of the definition of a software tool that should help to accomplish this activity.

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Citation

Jaime, A., Gardoni, M., Mosca, J. and Vinck, D. (2005), "BASIC Lab: a software tool for supporting the production of knowledge in research organizations through the management of scientific concepts", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270510629963

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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