This Knowledge Base is primarily written by the eScience Research Engineers at the Netherlands eScience Center. The intended audiance is anyone interested in eScience and research software developement in general or how this is done at the eScience Center specifically.

Contributions by anyone are most welcome.


To make sure the information in this knowledge base stays relevant and up to date it is intentionally low on technical details. The Knowledge base contains information on the process we use to do projects and develop software.


Please use branches and pull requests to contribute content. You can also view the GitBook at a certain branch by replacing 'master' with the branch you would like to preview:

If your are not part of the Netherlands eScience Center organization but would still like to contribute please do by submitting a pull request from a fork.

Chapter Owners

To see who is responsible for which part of the guide see