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 https://nnlm.gov/data 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 Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

E-Science

E-Science
Definition: 

E-Science is defined broadly as big computational science, team science and networked science. It includes all scientific domains, as well as biomedicine and social sciences that share research approaches with the sciences. E-Science is about global collaboration in key areas of science and the next generation of infrastructure that it will enable and support.

Researchers working within E-Science could require access to very large data collections and large scale computing resources in order to share their data with others, or they could require access to smaller data collections where a number of different researchers need to be involved. The principle idea surrounding E-Science is that it is collaborative in nature, providing opportunities for researchers and scientists to share their data; discuss new avenues for research; and work together to produce better results. Librarians can contribute to E-science by planning projects, programs and services, and preparing the library workforce to work in E-science disciplines such as data management, data sharing and data education.