Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.