Smart Information Portals


Welcome to the Smart Information Portals (SIP) Project web site. This project is funded from 2006 to 2008 through the ARC Discovery Project Scheme and is currently being undertaken by researchers at Monash University's Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics.

Brief Project Overview

Access to quality information is vital in empowering consumers to achieve better health outcomes. However, there are gaps between what consumers want and need and what current health websites and portals deliver. Other issues for health consumers are information quality and reliability. The SIP project is investigating how smart information portals, can combine intelligent technologies and metadata-driven approaches to improve the health consumer’s information search.

The SIP Project builds on our successful Breast Cancer Knowledge Online Project which designed the BCKOnline Portal. The SIP Project is investigating the further, refinement and extension of this kind of user sensitive healthcare information.

SIP Collaborative Website (Restricted Access)