Projects

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

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The EGI-Engage project 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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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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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 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 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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The goal of the ELITRANS project is to enable the transformation of ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) to 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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Thales Esa InfoaaS Stimulus (TEISS) 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.

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HNSciCloud is building a hybrid cloud platform on top of which a competitive marketplace of European cloud players can develop their own services for a wider range of users.

Coordinator: CERN

EGI Contribution: pilot evaluation, PCP best practices assessment and compose recommendations for the future activities, technical requirements definition and contribution to communications activities.

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The NextGEOSS project will develop the next generation centralised hub for Earth Observation data, where the users can connect to access data and deploy EO-based applications.

Coordinator: DEIMOS

EGI Contribution: technical advice and consultancy to identify the best solutions to get scientific and/or commercial applications up and running on an integrated cloud platform.