Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Web site(s): http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/docs/collab/
I worked closely with computer scientists at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national user facility at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, to develop a Virtual Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (VNMRF). The VNMRF relies heavily on the Internet and makes it possible for users of our NMR spectrometers to conduct part or all of their experiments remotely via the Internet. Remote users also use collaborative software to videoconference with our researchers, run NMR spectrometers remotely, collaboratively analyze the data, and share their notes and data in a Web-based Electronic Notebook. This new way of doing research is in use by numerous established researchers and also in a variety of education related projects, which range from remote use of mass spectrometers for student laboratories to supporting ongoing interactions between students and remote mentors during internships.
for Education Research