eResearch SA's mission is to enable discovery, innovation and collaboration by providing eResearch facilities, services, training and expertise.
'eResearch' is a broad term used to describe a set of activities that harness the power of advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) for research.
Characterised by collaboration and facilitated by fast, high capacity networks, the range of eResearch activities is diverse and multi-disciplinary.
eResearch methodologies and capabilities can be applied in all research disciplines, not just those with a traditional affiliation with high-performance computing.
eResearch has also enabled the emergence of entirely new fields of research using new techniques for data mining and analysis, advanced computational algorithms, and resource sharing networks.
eResearch encompasses four core areas: