The target end user communities can be categorized in the following:
- Practitioners and
- Students (can be considered a subset of the needs of the other categories).
Researchers are the main target user group and the service will provide them with a community oriented interaction place supporting information seeking tasks in which they will be able to express their needs precisely using elements and criteria specific to their research work and methods. The service will also provide them with social and community features including support for the different milestones in their research process, from the initial ideas to the final archiving of research reports, and going through assessment of research results by peers.
Practitioners will be provided with interfaces tailored to applied needs, thus connecting outcomes of research with practical needs and alleviating the difficulties they find in their information seeking tasks related to the jargon and formal aspects that are inherent to scholar’s communication.