A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

Are we doing enough for our outreach activities?

Outreach activities is a topic we always propose to do in our proposals. Sometimes forced by demands, sometimes out of a genuine belief that is good for science and the community. The WeNMR is an example of this; prompted by the funding as a core element of our activities and now (slowly?) developping into a platform for our community. But maybe we could do more?

I just came across the following article in Genome Biology: 


A modest proposal for an outreach section in scientific publications

Chris Gunter1* and Anne Osterrieder2



Please read it and think were we could add more value for others to our results. Likely, WeNMR could provide a platform for this, posting your resources for the better good of our community.




Geerten W. Vuister

University of Leicester




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