Thank you for visiting the “eScience Portal for Librarians.” The “eScience Portal” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact




The eScience Program

The e-Science Program is initiated by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Started in 2009, the e-Science Program consists of various modes of learning about e-Science principles, working concepts, and skills. Visit the eScience Initiatives on the NNLM NER Website for more information. 


About The Portal

The e-Science Portal for Librarians has been developed to foster learning and collaboration in e-Science. The portal is a collaborative project devoted to educating science and medical librarians on e-Science. Content for the portal is contributed by a dedicated team of subject specialists from diverse regional research libraries. This team has scoured the web for e-Science news, events, projects, and tutorials. We encourage your involvement in the portal through comments, discussions, and content contributions. Come join in the conversation and become part of the New England e-Science Librarian Community!

Portal Scope Statement: The e-Science portal is a resource for librarians, library students, information professionals, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss:

  • Library roles in e-Science
  • Fundamentals of domain sciences
  • Emerging trends in supporting networked scientific research

The e-Science portal is intended for librarians and individuals interested in how research and academic organizations generate, share, store and/or use data for scientific research, with an emphasis on research in the health, biological, and physical sciences. This website provides tools and information that will help information professionals effectively participate in networked science by collocating resources on education, outreach, and collaboration, as well as current practices and e-Science news.