Grid Information Technology as a New Technological Tool for e-Science, Healthcare and Life Science


  • Juan Manuel Maqueira Marín Universidad de Jaén
  • Sebastián Bruque Cámara Universidad de Jaén


Nowadays, scientific projects require collaborative environments and powerful computing resources capable of handling huge quantities of data, which gives rise to e-Science. These requirements are evident in the need to optimise time and efforts in activities to do with health. When e-Science focuses on the collaborative handling of all the information generated in clinical medicine and health, e-Health is the result. Scientists are taking increasing interest in an emerging technology – Grid Information Technology – that may offer a solution to their current needs. The current work aims to survey how e-Science is using this technology all around the world. We also argue that the technology may provide an ideal solution for the new challenges facing e-Health and Life Science.


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Author Biographies

Juan Manuel Maqueira Marín, Universidad de Jaén

Departamento de Administración de Empresas, Contabilidad y Sociología, Área de Organización de Empresas. Investigador

Sebastián Bruque Cámara, Universidad de Jaén

Dr. Sebastián Bruque-Cámara is professor of Management in the Department of Business Administration, Accounting and Sociology at the University of Jaén (Spain). He currently conducts research on organizational factors affecting IT adoption and social networks effects on workers’ acceptance of technological changes. He has been visitor researcher at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and his research has appeared in the European Journal of Information Systems, Internet Research, Journal of High Technology Management Research, Technovation and Strategic Management and Technology Analysis Journal.




How to Cite

Maqueira Marín, J. M., & Bruque Cámara, S. (2007). Grid Information Technology as a New Technological Tool for e-Science, Healthcare and Life Science. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2(2), 95–113. Retrieved from



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