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User and EGI sustainability meeting



The funding model within EGI is going to change. EMI's funding ends in April 2013 and the continued support for the user facing services will depend much more on the commitment the users of those individual services are willing to make to their support.

The infrastructure is also changing. The exploration of a federated cloud infrastructure has the potential to empower user communities, or those acting on their behalf, to deploy the software that they want, when they want, providing it can be encapsulated within a virtual machine.

This will change the dynamic as to the services coming from the user community and the services coming from the e-Infrastructure. The provision of these two sets of services needs to be sustainable in the long-term either within our current structures or through the definition and implementation of new structures.

This workshop is split into two parts. The first part allows the user communities to identify the key services they need and how they expect them to be sustained. If not sustained by themselves, what is the business case for the e-infrastructure provider (or other entity) to sustain them? The second half of the workshop brings in other sustainability issues from the e-infrastructure and technology providers to consider the sustainability of the EGI ecosystem as a whole.

Who should attend?
* Representatives of user communities
* Representatives of e-Infrastructure providers
* Representatives of technology providers



from 24 January 2012 10:00 to 26 January 2012 16:00




Science Park, Amsterdam, NL

Room: CWI

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Cite WeNMR/WestLife

Usage of the WeNMR/WestLife portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The FP7 WeNMR (project# 261572), H2020 West-Life (project# 675858) and the EOSC-hub (project# 777536) European e-Infrastructure projects are acknowledged for the use of their web portals, which make use of the EGI infrastructure with the dedicated support of CESNET-MetaCloud, INFN-PADOVA, NCG-INGRID-PT, 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, 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