Our Mission:

Enabling digitally enhanced research

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to advance academic research.

We are convinced that research in every academic discipline can be improved by taking advantage of available digital technology. We take a multidisciplinary approach,
combining our deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve research challenges.

We share our ideas and the tools we develop. Together with a wide range of partner organizations, we advance not just our research projects, but the state of academic
research in general.

In 2015 we developed our strategy for the coming years, which you can download here: Netherlands eScience Center Strategy 2015-2020.

The eScience Center is a joint initiative of the Dutch national research council (NWO) and the Dutch organisation for ICT in education and research (SURF).



View our publications

Further reading

Getting a grip on data

Interview with Prof. Wilco Hazeleger, Director Netherlands eScience Center

The Center is a successful model for how to bridge disciplinary boundaries and proper scientific inquiry

Interview with Sally Wyatt, Program Leader of the eHumanities Group KNAW 


Infrastructuur duurzaam op maat

Een analyse van de vraag naar ICT-infrastructuur en services in Nederland, February 2016

Research Software at the Heart of Discovery

Principles of Academic Software-Sustainability, February 2016

Research Software Sustainability

Report on a Knowledge Exchange Workshop, February 2016

Putting down roots

Securing the future of open access policies, January 2016

Data-Stewardship in the Big Data Era

Taking Care of Data, January 2013

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