EGI-ACE project partners

BITP NAS

Website: http://bitp.kiev.ua/en

Description: Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (hereafter BITP) is a leading scientific center in fundamental problems of theoretical, mathematical, and computational physics.

Role in WPs:

  • T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – participant
CIRMMP

Website: https://www.cerm.unifi.it/about-us/cirmmp

Description: The Interuniversity Consortium CIRMMP through the Magnetic Resonance Center of the University of Florence constitutes an infrastructure for Life Sciences and provides a unique environment for research in the field of Structural Biology.

Role in WPs:

  • WP5: Installations: HEALTH and MEDICINE
CSIC

Website: https://www.csic.es/

Description: The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is Spain’s largest public research institution, and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organization. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP3: IaaS services – EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • WP4: DEEP training facility service provider
  • WP5: GBIF Cloud data space service provider
  • WP7:
    • T7.2 Service Planning and Green Computing – partner
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools – provider
EISCAT

Website: https://eiscat.se/

Description: EISCAT Scientific Association is an international organisation conducting fundamental research in the upper atmosphere and the interactions between the Earth and space. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination
GRNET

Website: https://grnet.gr/en/

Description: National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET S.A) is a state–owned company, operating under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP6: Check-in service provider
  • WP7:
    • T7.5 Security Coordination – partner
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools – service provider
IICT-BAS

Website: https://www.iict.bas.bg/EN/

Description: The Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) has a leading position among the scientific institutions in Bulgaria in the fields of Grid, Cloud and HPC computing, linguistic and semantic technologies, intelligent systems, signal and image processing.  

Role in WPs:

  • WP5: IaaS services – EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • WP7: T7.3 HPC integration
INCD

Website: https://www.incd.pt/?lang=en 

Description: The Portuguese National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD) is a digital research infrastructure that provides scientific computing and data services to the Portuguese academic and research communities. INCD is funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) through the Portuguese roadmap of research infrastructures. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: EGI Cloud Compute service provider
LNEC

Website: http://www.lnec.pt/en/

Description: The National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC),established in 1946, is a Science and Technology (S&T) public research institution devoted to the various fields of civil engineering and related environmental areas. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP5 OpenCoastS provider
Sciensano

Website: https://www.sciensano.be/nl

Description: Sciensano is the scientific reference in the field of public health in Belgium. It is a federal research institute that operates under the authority of the federal minister of Public Health and the federal minister of Agriculture of Belgium. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner 
SZTAKI

Website: https://www.sztaki.hu/en

Description: SZTAKI, based in Hungary, is one of the largest IT research institutes in the Central European region with 250+ employees.

Role in WPs: 

  • WP2 T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP7 T7.4 International cloud integration – partner
UKIM

Website: http://www.ukim.edu.mk/en_index.php

Description: The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the first state University in the MKD. At the moment, the University represents a community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes, 4 public scientific institutions (associate members), 1 associate member (another higher education institution), and 7 associate members (other organisations).

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
CERN

Website: https://home.cern/

Description: CERN is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful accelerator providing research facilities for High Energy Physics researchers across the globe.

Role in WPs: 

  • T7.3 HPC integration – participant
  • T7.5 Security Coordination – participant
CMCC

Website: https://www.cmcc.it/

Description: The Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (Fondazione CMCC) is a nonprofit research institution and its mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society.

Role in WPs:

  • WP5: ENES Data Space service provider
  • WP7: HPC integration guidelines and pilots M7-M18 EGI Advanced Computing for EOSC, INFRAEOSC-07 (A1)
Cyfronet AGH

Website: http://www.cyfronet.pl/en

Description: Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET, University of Science and Technology AGH (referred to as AGHUST) is one of the leading academic computer research institutions in Poland.

Role in WPs:

  • T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – participant
  • WP3: IaaS services (EGI Cloud Compute service provisioning)
  • WP6: Federated Data Access (DataHub service provisioning)
EGI Foundation

Website: https://www.egi.eu/

Description:The EGI Foundation (also known as Stichting EGI and abbreviated as EGI.eu) is a not-for-profit foundation established under the Dutch law to coordinate the EGI Federation (abbreviated as EGI), an international collaboration that federates the digital capabilities, resources and expertise of national and international research communities in Europe and worldwide.

Role in WPs:

  • Overall project lead
EMSO ERIC

Website: http://emso.eu/

Description: The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO ERIC) provides power, communications, sensors, and data infrastructure for continuous, high-resolution, (near-)real-time, interactive ocean observations across a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary range of research areas through the water column down to the abyss. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP 5 EMSO ERIC data services provider
IASA

Website: http://www.iasa.gr/index.php

Description: The Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (IASA) was founded in 1994, in order to promote research and postgraduate studies in the Greek University system.

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP3: IaaS Federation services: AppDB service provider
IISAS

Website: https://www.ui.sav.sk/w/en/

Description: The Institute of Informatics (IISAS) is a leading research Institute in informatics and information technology in Slovakia. The scope of researched development activities includes informatics, information technology, robotics, control theory and artificial intelligence. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: IaaS Federation services;
    • EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • Cloud provider with GPGPU accelerators
INFN

Website: https://home.infn.it/it/

Description: The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them, under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR). It conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of sub nuclear, nuclear and astro-particle physics. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination
  • WP3: EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • WP4: T4.4 DODAS service provider
  • WP6: The PaaS Orchestrator service provider
  • WP7:
    • T7.3 HPC integration
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools service provider
MARIS

Website: https://www.maris.nl/

Description: MARIS originates from a governmental initiative in the Netherlands to improve the overview and access of data, information and knowledge about the sea.  

Role in WPs:

  • WP5 SeaDataNet WebOcean Data Analysis service provider
SRCE

Website: https://www.srce.unizg.hr/en

Description: SRCE – University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, as the major national infrastructural ICT institution in the area of research and higher education in Croatia, is providing a modern, sustainable and reliable e-infrastructure for the research and education community all over Croatia. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP7: (CA) Service Management Tools – provider
UKRI

Website: www.ukri.org

Description: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) brings together the seven UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England into a single organisation.  

Role in WPs:

  • T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
  • WP6 Provision of data management services (CVMFS, FTS, Rucio)
  • WP7 :
    • T7.5 Security Coordination – task Lead
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools service provider
CESNET

Website: https://www.cesnet.cz/?lang=en

Description: CESNET is an association of universities of the Czech Republic and the Czech Academy of Sciences. It operates and develops the national e-infrastructure for science, research and education, which encompasses a computer network, computational grids, data storage and collaborative environment.

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: IaaS Service (EGI Cloud Compute service provider)
  • WP4: Platform Services (EGI notebook service provider)
  • WP6: Federated AAI (Check-in service provider)
  • WP7: T7.5 Security Coordination – participant
CNRS

Website: https://www.cnrs.fr/en

Description: The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research.

Role in WPs:

  • WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination
  • WP3: EGI Cloud Compute provider
  • WP4: EGI Workload Manager provider
  • WP5: Virtual Imaging Platform provider
  • WP7: Service Management Tools – provider; Service Planning and green computing
    • T7.2 Service Planning and Green Computing – partner
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools – provider
DESY

Website: https://www.desy.de/

Description: The Stiftung Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) is one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics and photon science. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: EGI Cloud Compute service provider
EnhanceR

Website: https://www.enhancer.ch/

Description: EnhanceR is an association according to Swiss law. The purpose of the Association is to support research and enhance the tools for research through the connected IT expertise of its members, especially in the scientific field without seeking a profit.

Role in WPs:

  • WP6: OpenRDM: Research Data Management service provider
IFIN-HH

Website: http://www.ifin.ro/

Description: Horia Hulubei National Institute of R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), represents the most important research entity at national level – in terms of personnel, assets and scientific output – performing R&D in basic and applied physics.

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • WP7: HPC integration guidelines and pilots – partner
IJS

Website: https://www.ijs.si/ijsw/JSI

Description: The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian research organisation. It is responsible for a broad spectrum of basic and applied research in the fields of natural sciences and technology. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP7: T7.5 Security Coordination
LIP

Website: https://www.lip.pt/?section=home&page=homepage&lang=en

Description: Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de partículas (LIP) is the reference institute for experimental particle physics and associated technologies in Portugal. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: IaaS services provider
  • WP4: DEEP training facility service provider
  • WP5: GBIF Cloud data space service provider
  • WP7:
    • T7.3 HPC integration – partner
    • T7.6 Service Management Tools – provider
NWO-I

Website: https://www.nwo.nl/nwoi

Description: NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, is an independent foundation that falls under the Dutch Research Council (NWO). NWO-I manages nine national research institutes: AMOLF, ARCNL, ASTRON, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ, NSCR and SRON. ASTRON and Nikhef will contribute to this project.

Role in WPs:

  • WP5: LOFAR Science Products service provider
  • WP6: Federated AAI, check-in service provider
  • WP7: (CA) Security Coordination provider
SURFsara

Website: https://www.surf.nl/ 

Description: SURFsara is the national HPC and e-Science support center, and supports research in the Netherlands by developing and offering advanced and sustainable ICT infrastructure, services and expertise.

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: IaaS services – EGI High Throughput Compute – provider
  • WP5: LOFAR Science Products service provider
TU Wien

Website: https://www.tuwien.at/en/

Description: TU Wien is the largest technical university in Austria. As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum – from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science, to applied technological research and partnership with industry.  

Role in WPs:

  • T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
TUBITAK

Website: https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/

Description: Established in 1963, TUBITAK is the leading agency for the implementation of the R&D activities in Turkey in line with the policies formulated by the Presidential Council for Science. 

Role in WPs:

  • WP3: IaaS services UC – EGI Cloud Compute service provider
  • WP7: T7.3 HPC integration – partner

Third-party beneficiaries

IDIA

Website: https://www.idia.ac.za/

Description: The University of Cape Town, through the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy IDIA,  wants to build the capacity and expertise in data intensive research.

Role in WPs:

  • T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner
    T7.4 International cloud integration – partner
RENAM

Website: https://renam.md/about/

Description: The Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova (RENAM) is a Public Association established to promote and support the development of national communicational and informational infrastructures, eInfrastructure resources for the scientific and educational community (especially for research institutions, higher and secondary education, libraries and public collections, medical establishments), as well as to governmental organisations in Moldova.

Role in WPs:

● WP7: T7.4 International cloud integration – partner

GRENA

Website: https://www.grena.ge/

Description: The Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association GRENA is a not-for-profit association established in 1999 under the Georgian law for the development of Information Technologies in education and research field. The founders of GRENA are five major universities, Georgian National Academy of Sciences and Open Society Georgia Foundation.

Role in WPs:

  • T7.4 International cloud integration – partner
IMCS UL

Website: https://www.lu.lv/en/about-us/structure/institutes/ul-institute-of-mathematics-and-computer-science

Description: IMCS UL is a research institute in the fields of mathematics, einfrastructure, cyber security, artifical intelligence and real-time systems. In 2008 it built first infrastructure cloud for science and has been active in cloud research and implementation since then.

Role in WPs:

  • WP7:T7.4 International cloud integration – partner
T-Systems

Website: https://www.t-systems.com/

Description: T-Systems is Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer division and a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector and research institutions.

Role in WPs:
● WP7: T7.4 International cloud integration – partner

CloudFerro

Website: https://cloudferro.com/en/

Description: CloudFerro is a Polish company providing services of public, private and hybrid computing cloud. It is a developer and an operator of number of big data-enabled cloud platforms tailored for various stakeholders from European space industry.

Role in WPs: 

● WP7: T7.4 International cloud integration – partner

EdelweissConnect

Website: https://edelweissconnect.com/

Description: Edelweiss Connect is a Swiss SME located in Basel, specialised in developing and implementing R&D projects, communities and collaboration to transfer solutions for industrial use and advance regulatory acceptance.

Role in WPs:
● WP5OpenRiskNet/NanoCommons Virtual Environment provider

OPERAS AISBL

Website: https://www.operas-eu.org/about/operas-legal-entity/

Description: OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European researchers in the field of SSH.

Role in WPs:
● WP5: Operas Metrics service and Certification service provider

Open Science Grid

Website: https://opensciencegrid.org/

Description: OSG is not a legal entity. As a result of this, Frank Wuerthwein, the OSG Executive Director chose to take rtesponsibility personally, and via his institutional affiliation, i.e. University of California San Diego (UCSD). Wuerthwein is a Professor of Physics at UCSD, a member of the management team of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and a founding faculty of the Haciglu Data Science Institute at UCSD.

Role in WPs:
● WP7: T7.4 International cloud integration – partner

CNIC

Website: http://english.cnic.cas.cn/

Description: The Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is an institute of informatization affiliated to the national science academy under the law of the People’s Republic of China. As an important contributor to the birth of China’s Internet, CNIC provides network, computing and data services to the Chinese research community.

Role in WPs:
All joint cooperation shall follow the work plan defined by the MoU between EGI and CNIC. And the key actions include:

1. Integration testbeds
2. Three Use cases and research collaborations: EISCAT-3D&SYRSI, WeNMR, Big Earth Data for SDGs
3. Governance and interoperability framework
4. Joint events and training.
5. T7.4 International cloud integration – partner

Academia Sinica

Website: https://sinica.academia.edu/

Description: Academia Sinica, the most preeminent academic institution of the Republic of China (Taiwan), was founded in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in the sciences and humanities. At present, Academia Sinica is making further progress in improving research conditions and results.

Role in WPs:
● WP5: Disaster mitigation and agriculture – service provider

University of Birmingham

Website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

Description: The University of Birmingham (UoB) is a large and highly research active university with significant strengths in nanoscience, nanotechnology, data management and big data, human health and environmental science.

Role in WPs:
● WP5: Installations: HEALTH and MEDICINE – provider

Masarykova univerzita

Website: https://www.muni.cz/

Description: Masaryk University is linked 3rd party to CESNET. Masaryk University is involved in several biomedical research infrastructures, as a partner or as a national leading institution.

Role in WPs:
● T7.5 Security Coordination – partner

CESGA

Website: https://www.cesga.es/cesga/

Description: CESGA provides services and conducts research and innovation on areas as High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, Communications, Geographical Information Systems and Information and Communication Technologies for Education (e-learning).

Role in WPs:
● WP2: Consulting, training and Services promotion
● WP3: IaaS services
● WP7: HPC integration guidelines and pilots M7-M18; Service Management Tools

UPV

Website: https://www.upv.es/

Description: The group in charge of the proposal from the Universitat Politècnica de València is the Grid and HighPerformance Computing Group (GRyCAP). The GRyCAP has a very strong background in Distributed, Cloud Computing and Data Management and has strongly contributed to the development of tools and services for the management and configuration of virtual infrastructures in the cloud and the support of elastic computing models in serverless environments.

Role in WPs:
● T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination
● WP3: IaaS Federation services – provider
● WP6: Federated Compute Access – EC3: Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster provider

SCAI

Website: https://www.scai.fraunhofer.de/en.html

Description: The Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research is one of the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany.

Role in WPs:

  • T3.2 EGI Cloud Compute – provider
GSI

Website: https://www.gsi.de/en/start/news.htm

Description: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung is a limited liability company (German GmbH). GSI is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest research organisation. GSI operates a worldwide unique large-scale accelerator facility for heavy ions.

Role in WPs:

  • T3.2 EGI Cloud Compute – provider
ALU-FR

Website: https://uni-freiburg.de/en/

Description: Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of the oldest German universities and is now one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions.

Role in WPs:
● WP5 Installations: HEALTH and MEDICINE

CNR

Website: https://www.cnr.it/en/homepage

Description: CNR is the largest public research institution in Italy under the Ministry for Education, University and Research. CNR performs multidisciplinary research activities and ensures large and effective European and International cooperation in all fields of knowledge.

Role in WPs:
● WP2: T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination – partner

ISA

Website: https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/en

Description: The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) is one of the schools of the Universidade de Lisboa. with core mission of training, graduate, develop research and promote technology transfer in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Engineering, Food Science and Engineering, Animal Production Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, and Landscape Architecture.

Role in WPs:
● WP5: T5.4 Environmental sciences – provider
● WP7: HPC integration; (CA) Service Management Tools – partner

Utrecht University

Website: https://www.uu.nl/en

Description: Established in 1636, Utrecht University has evolved into a leading modern comprehensive research university with a growing international reputation.UU has state-of-the art research facilities and excellent research training through graduate schools.

Role in WPs:
● WP5 Installations: HEALTH and MEDICINE

JISC

Website: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/

Description: Jisc is the UK’s digital body for tertiary education and research. It provides dedicated digital services and solutions for its members and works to reduce sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations.

Role in WPs:
● WP7: Service Planning and green computing – partner

UKAEA

Website: https://www.ukaea.eu/

Description: The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is the UK’s national laboratory for fusion research. Its work covers all aspects of nuclear fusion, from fundamental research into plasma physics, the behavior of materials in high radiation fields, handling of tritium, advanced robotics, and operations of tokamaks.

Role in WPs:
● WP5: Installations: ENERGY and PHYSICAL SCIENCE – provider
● WP7: HPC integration – partner