ResearchSpace is a new type of contextualising knowledge system. It promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research allowing people to grow knowledge that relates to and reveals different aspects of society.

It challenges the instrumental nature of technology and allows subject experts to become authors of meaningful forms of structured data, combined with visual and textual narrative.

Underpinned by a model of argumentation it promotes different levels of detail, or resolution, multiple perspectives (in terms of different vantage points of the same reality), and connections across space and time.

It seeks to support the reality of changing knowledge and preserves its history.