Mission and vision

Bringing together knowledge, people and institutions, the eScience Center builds and applies software to enhance the use of computing and digital technologies in academic research. 

Our vision is a thriving research community where researchers in all disciplines can make use of advanced software, computing and digital technologies, keeping the Netherlands at the forefront of research. 

Our mission is to empower researchers through innovative software. To carry it out, we work in two ways: by collaboratively designing sustainable software, and building digital skills and expertise. 

Ultimately our relationship to the academic world is one of mutual benefit; we share the digital skills and knowledge needed to develop and apply research software, and gain insight into the needs of research communities in doing so.

We developed a comprehensive strategy for 2021-2025, which you can download here