Year: 2010 Source: Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, v.368, no.1925, (August 2010), p.3845-3858 SIEC No: 20100645

The Economic & Social Research Council-Funded Data Management through e-Social Sciences project is investigating, as one of its four research themes, how research into depression, self-harm, & suicide may be enhanced though the adoption of e-Science infrastructures & techniques. In this paper, the authors explore the challenges in supporting such research infrastructures & describe the distributed & heterogeneous datasets that need to be provisioned to support such research. They describe & demonstrate the application of an advanced user & security-driven infrastructure that has been developed specifically to meet these challenges in an on-going study into depression, self-harm, & suicide. (45 refs.) JA