Whereas in the past "e" stood for an electronic revolution, in eScience it stands for an "enhanced" science. Above all, the fast and joint processing of large amounts of data and the growing possibilities for visualization suggest new research questions. In addition, eScience promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

As part of the cooperation between central institutions - the Center for Information Technology (CIT) and the ULB Central Library - "eScience WWU", a virtual competence and service centre has been created at Münster University. This ensures a continuous offer of digital services in the field of eScience and enables the continuous further development of corresponding offers for research and teaching.