Unsure about what exactly eScience is? Let these two definitions guide you:
eScience is not a new scientific discipline in its own right: eScience is shorthand for the set of tools and technologies required to support collaborative, networked science. The entire e-Science infrastructure is intended to empower scientists to do their research in faster, better and different ways. (Hey, 2006).
eScience is a research methodology that is networked and data-driven. It describes the collaboration among computationally intensive science disciplines that create immense data sets that are captured, transported, stored, organized, accessed, mined, visualized, and interpreted in order to extract knowledge (SoutteReview 2010).
Is multi-disciplinary & multi-institutional
Fuels the research life cycle
Hey, Tony, and Jessie Hey. “e-Science and Its Implications for the Library Community.” Library Hi Texh 24, no. 4 (2006): 515-28.
“SoutteReview” 2010. Newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. December 2010, Issue 34, page 1.