The on-line framework for the Research Group is provided by the
Zotero software platform. Zotero
is an open-source
reference management system that enables the construction of private and
shared group document libraries. It can also be used to produce
citations and bibliographies when writing research papers.
Zotero was chosen because it is free, permits the formation of private
groups with unlimited membership, and does not require researchers to store
personal work on Zotero servers, although this alternative is available.
If you prefer, you can continue to use different reference management
software for your personal or corporate work, but you must use Zotero to
interact with the Project and Research Group libraries.
Depending upon system features, it is possible to use import/export features
to move files between different reference management systems.
Note that full access to Zotero functions requires the use of the Firefox
with an extension, or Chrome or Safari web browsers with connectors.
However, for the purpose of collaboration through the Research Group, Zotero
works satisfactorily on Internet Explorer.
Members of the Research Group join two Zotero groups, by invitation
Protection of Conscience Project Base Library
The Protection of Conscience Project Base Library is a public group. The group page and usernames of members
are visible on the internet.
This provides the structure for the Project Base Library (PBL) of journal
papers and other documents. It contains over 800 entries and
abstracts. The PBL is
- visible and searchable by anyone on the internet
- maintained by the Project Administrator, who is the sole library
Protection of Conscience Research Group
The Research Group group is a private group, not visible on the internet. This
- a group page with discussion thread for Research Group members only
- private reference libraries for members to use on their own
computers (with the option for duplication on a Zotero server)
- the Research Group Library,
- direct access and copy permission for the Project Base Library.
Research Group members can add to, delete from and modify files and folders
in the Research Group Library (RGL).