e-Science for the Arts and Humanities: a Discussion Paper

The e-Science programme arose because of the increasing pressure in dealing with the escalating volume of data produced by scientists, both in information gathering exercises and through experiments. Scientists are working with computing scientists to find innovative ways of managing and integrating these data volumes, largely funded through what is known as the e-Science programme. The programme was global with funding provided on a national basis. The arguments for the programme were that the data deluge will be impossible to cope with using data management current methodologies.

The e-Science programme investigated tools, technologies and methodologies for automating and semi-automating essential research processes. In particular the programme addressed:

  • Sharing and integrating heterogeneous data resources that are distributed globally
  • Sharing computing resources and computational power
  • Sharing applications
  • Developing new ways of generating knowledge from data, in particular ontologies and the semantic web
  • Developing new forms of scholarly communications, in particular the idea of virtual organisations and collaborations
Last reviewed: 
23 February, 2012