The EGI Webinar Programme for scientific community support

Giuseppe La Rocca updates us on the EGI initiative to support scientific communities during the COVID-19 era

To mitigate the restrictions introduced by the COVID-19 crisis which limited the organisation of face-to-face events and reduced the networking opportunities with projects and scientific communities, EGI decided to organise a series of webinars earlier this year. The primary target audience of the EGI Webinar Programme are: scientific communities, project members, research infrastructures and researchers who wish to learn about the services of EGI and IT service providers who support research and education.

The overall objectives of the EGI Webinar Programme are:

  • continuing the engagement and remaining in touch with the main stakeholders of the EGI Federation during the pandemic
  • promoting the uptake of services published in the EGI Service Catalogue.

The first part of the programme officially started in April 2020. It included 11 webinars with training topics spanning from a general overview about the current status of the EGI Federation, the 10 years of experience from the WeNMR structural biology community in using the advanced solutions for computing provided by EGI, and several technical talks where service providers and experts outlined the latest developments with the EGI services and future plans.

The programme, co-hosted on the Zoom platform, was attended by more than 270 participants from 30 different countries worldwide. All the training materials and video recordings are available on the EGI YouTube channel.

After the summer break the EGI Webinar Programme restarted with new interesting topics on October, 15th. If you do not want to miss the latest news about our webinar programme, please subscribe to the channel!

Upcoming webinars

Giuseppe La Rocca is Community Support Lead at the EGI Foundation.

Contributors:

Valeria Ardizzone, Enol Fernandez, Andrea Manzi, Giuseppe La Rocca and Gergely Sipos  (EGI Foundation); Alexandre A.J. Bonvin (University of Utrecht); Nicolas Liampotis (GRNET); Lukas Dutka (CYFRONET); Brian Lin (University of Wisconsin); Miguel Caballer Fernández and Amanda Calatrava (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV); the core ARC development team.