Early-bird extension and Cloud tutorial
The reponse to the call for Competence Centres in preparation to the EGI-Engage proposal was excellent, with 26 expressions of interest received
EGI has opened a call for Competence Centres proposals. Competence Centres will foster user engagement and technical integration activities for research infrastructures
EGI has opened a call for Competence Centres proposals. With the participation of research communities, user support teams and technology providers, the Competence Centre is responsible for helping international research communities in fomulating their ICT requirements and using the EGI services that meet their needs.
The Competence Centre activities include requirements gathering, use case analysis, integration of Virtual Research Environments and extension of EGI services, testing and piloting, training.
How publishers play an underestimated role
We all know it and need to face the fact: As an academic researcher, it is vital to maintain a list of publications underpinning your work and and impact on the scientific community. However even the world's best maintained list of publications is worthless if the actual publications and any supplementary data are not properly preserved for the future.
There are many preservation services but do you actually know if, and how, your publisher is providing long-term access to your publications and the supplementary data?
EDItEUR, in the context of the DCH-RP project, is conducting a survey to understand what may encourage, or discourage, publishers from further involvement in a sharing responsibility for digital preservation of journal supplements.
The FedSM project is offering another free foundation training and certification in IT Service Management according to FitSM. This course, split over Thursday and Friday (May 22-23), introduces IT Service management and the FitSM standard family that includes freely available templates, samples and guides. For those passing a short exam will receive a personal certification backed by TÜV SÜD.
Places are limited and must be reserved in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
This week Gonçalo Borges (the Portuguese NIL, based at LIP) and I hosted a tutorial "Exploit the power of the European computer grid infrastructure for Structural Biology" in ITQB, Oeiras, Portugal.