A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

Fact Sheet

The objective of WeNMR is to optimize and extend the use of the NMR and SAXS research infrastructures through the implementation of an e-infrastructure in order to provide the user community with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for NMR and SAXS data analysis and structural modelling.
WeNMR builds on the established eNMR e-Infrastructure and its steadily growing virtual organization, which has become the largest VO in the area of life sciences. WeNMR will consolidate the operation of the current services and provide an e-Infrastructure platform and Science Gateway for structural biology towards EGI for the users of existing infrastructures. It will involve researchers from around the world and will build bridges to other areas of structural biology. Integration with SAXS, a rapidly growing and highly complementary method, is directly included in WeNMR, but links will also be established to related initiatives. WeNMR will serve all relevant INSTRUCT communities in line with the ESFRI roadmap.
Project acronym WeNMR
Contact nr RI-261572
Project type CP-CSA
Start date 01-11-2010
Duration 36 months
Total budget 2 434 000 €
Funding from the EC 2 150 000 €
Project coordinator Prof. Alexandre Bonvin
  tel.:  +31 30 2533859
  fax.: +31 30 2537623


Cite WeNMR/WestLife

Usage of the WeNMR/WestLife portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The FP7 WeNMR (project# 261572) and H2020 West-Life (project# 675858) European e-Infrastructure projects are acknowledged for the use of their web portals, which make use of the EGI infrastructure and DIRAC4EGI service with the dedicated support of CESNET-MetaCloud, INFN-PADOVA, NCG-INGRID-PT, RAL-LCG2, TW-NCHC, SURFsara and NIKHEF, and the additional support of the national GRID Initiatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan and the US Open Science Grid."
And the following article describing the WeNMR portals should be cited:
Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767.


The WeNMR Virtual Research Community has been the first to be officially recognized by the EGI.

European Union

WeNMR is an e-Infrastructure project funded under the 7th framework of the EU. Contract no. 261572

WestLife, the follow up project of WeNMR is a Virtual Research Environment e-Infrastructure project funded under Horizon 2020. Contract no. 675858