e-Science project – a large-scale computer project for data sharing is under plan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The e-Science project aims to tackle the problem of poor data sharing in the scientific community. The target is to make sharing their data easier for researchers at its 90 institutes. The planned 'e-Science' project was described by Nan Kai of the academy's Computer Network Information Centre at a workshop on information technology for geosciences in Beijing on 21 July. The project's funding has not yet been finalised, but could be up to 500 million yuan (US$62.5 million). The e-Science platform will be freely accessible to scientists outside the academy, as well as the public.