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e-Science is not the same as e-Research; it does not include all research uses of ICT. It stands for a specific set of advanced technologies for collaboration and sharing resources across the Internet: so-called grid technologies, and technologies integrated with them, for instance for authentication, data-mining and visualization. Click here for further information about e-Science.

AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Intitiative

Jointly funded by the AHRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), this Initiative extends the UK e-Science programme to arts and humanities research. e-Science has already had a transforming impact on UK science, technology, medicine, and increasingly the social sciences as well; its impact on the arts and humanities is potentially just as great.

The Initiative is primarily concerned with the development of research in the arts and humanities, not with technological development for its own sake. It comprises the following activities:

Steering Committee

The joint Initiative is overseen by a Steering Committee consisting of officers representing the three funding agencies and the following:

For further information on the Initiative, contact the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC)