The Netherlands eScience Center reinforces and accelerates multi-disciplinary and data-intensive research in the Netherlands by developing and applying eScience and by combining forces.
The eScience Center breaks down the barriers between traditional disciplines and ICT technologies. In doing so, eScience is both a catalyst and “enabler”. The eScience Center will ensure that scientific ICT – in all its forms – is deployed sustainably in support of the modern research process. The eScience Center develops relevant techniques, algorithms, models, and concepts that can be generalised and shared. The basic principles are to make research breakthroughs possible and to generate value for society.
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Dr. Jason Maassen presenting NLeSC funded project during recent visit of Prince Willem-Alexander to theCollaboratorium. The project is a collaboration with the group of Prof. Henk Dijkstra (eScience Integrator) at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU).
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“When they hear the term ‘eScience’, a lot of people immediately think of ‘electronic’ in the service of ‘science’, but the ‘e’ in fact stands for ‘enhanced’, for enhancement and innovation in science. The Center aims to enhance scientific and scholarly endeavor, for example by deploying advanced ‘Big Data’ analysis tools and ICT methods from other scientific disciplines for research purposes. It will also help researchers use the various tools in an innovative and creative manner. So eScience also encourages interdisciplinarity, making it logical for SURF and NWO to tackle this venture together.”
- Amandus Lundqvist (Former SURF chairman) & Jos Engelen (NWO chairman)
By SURF and NWO
The eScience Center is a unique joint initiative by SURF and NWO and was set up in response to a decision by the Dutch Government. SURF and NWO are combining their expertise to create an effective bridge between research and ICT.