Projects

The EGI Foundation represents the EGI federation in a number of European-funded projects:

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The EGI-Engage project: Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons

EGI-Engage started in March 2015, co-funded by the European Commission for 30 months, as a collaborative effort involving more than 70 institutions in over 30 countries. The project is coordinated by Tiziana Ferrari, Technical Director of the EGI Foundation.

EGI-Engage aims to accelerate the implementation of the Open Science Commons by expanding the capabilities of a European backbone of federated services for compute, storage, data, communication, knowledge and expertise, complementing community-specific capabilities.

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AARC: Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration

AARC is an EC-funded project that has the goal of to developing an integrated cross-discipline Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) framework, built on production and existing federated access services.

Coordinator: GÉANT

EGI contribution: leading the work on the analysis of the technical requirements as well as to operate an attribute provider, modelled by AARC, for the EGI community; communication effort.

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EDISON: Building the data science profession

will define the Competences and Skills Framework, Body of Knowledge and model curriculum for the new profession of the Data Scientist.

Coordinator: University of Amsterdam

EGI contribution: Training Marketplace, Federated Cloud provisioning for hands-on training and educational activities, contribution to the Body of Knowledge, business model, and sustainability plan.

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ENVRIplus: Supporting environmental research with integrated solutions

ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project with the aim of creating a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe.

Coordinator: University of Helsinki

EGI contribution: support in data solutions, training activities, dissemination and community building.

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INDIGO-DataCloud: Better software for better science

INDIGO-DataCloud is an EU-funded project set up to develop a new cloud software platform for the scientific community.

Coordinator: The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

EGI Contribution:  support in interacting with the scientific communities and ensuring their requirements are addressed by INDIGO solutions; dissemination effort towards research communities; support in the INDIGO software release, quality assurance, and maintenance.

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ELITRANS: Facilitating the transformation of ELI from ERDF funded, distributed infrastructures towards a unified ELI-ERIC

Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), the world’s first international laser research infrastructure aiming to host some the most intense lasers worldwide, is an European ESFRI project for the investigation of light-matter interactions at highest intensities and shortest time scale. It is a new pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) that will be based on four sites, three of them are already being implemented in Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

The goal of the ELITRANS project is to complement the final implementation stage of ELI by enabling transformation from an European Regional Development Funds (ERDF)-funded distributed implementation towards an European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)-governed unified operation through ELI-ERIC.

Coordinator: The ELI-DC (ELI Delivery Consortium) 

EGI Contribution: EGI contributes to the Work Package 10 Data And Computing where it supports the building of partnerships between existing e-Infrastructures and ELI to use e-Infrastructure services tailored to ELI needs.

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TEISS: Demonstrate that cloud resources can be accessed through the Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX) for applications analyzing/visualizing data coming from ESA

Thales Esa InfoaaS Stimulus is a European Space Agency (ESA) stimulus project (Jan-Jul 2016) to demonstrate that cloud resources can be accessed through the Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX) for applications analysing/visualising data coming from ESA.

Coordinator: Thales Services

EGI Contribution:  EGI is supporting developers at a commercial partner to define an integration solution, providing technical support with an EGI cloud provider, and testing both the technical integration and in the application porting of a use case from a German SME. Final activities comprise the definition of business models for continuing beyond the proof of concept phase.