Virtual Imaging Platform

Web portal for medical simulation and image data analysis

The Vitual Imaging Platform (VIP) is a web portal with popular computational tools available for use by registered users. These include:

Access policy

VIP can be used by academic researchers worldwide and requires no specific knowledge of programming or other IT skills above use of a web browser.


VIP relies on EGI’s High-Throughput Compute and Online Storage resources made available through the biomed Virtual Organisation.

The VIP service is operated by the Creatis laboratory and leverages the computing and storage resources of biomed virtual organisation of the EGI infrastructure, with the dedicated support of resource centres BEINJING-LCG2, IN2P3-IRES, OBSPM, INFN-FERRARA, GARR-01-DIR, INFN-CATANIA, INFN-ROMA3, INFN-BARI, CREATIS-INSA-LYON, NCG-INGRID-PT, INFN-PISA, CESNET-MetaCloud and CLOUFIN, resource centres in UK hosted by GridPP collaboration, and the support of some additional resource centres. VIP uses the DIRAC service provided by France Grilles for job submission to EGI resources.

As of January 2017, VIP has almost 1000 registered users. On average, the researchers that use VIP for their work consume about 30 years of CPU time per month.

More information

VIP web portal

Use cases

Tobias Granberg used VIP to analyse the results of a long-term study of the effects of multiple sceloris. The results were published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.


Glatard et al. 2013. Transactions on Medical Imaging. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2012.2220154. (Full text, Open Access)