A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

WeNMR within the top of European e-Infrastructure projects

WeNMR has received the highest mark at the final project review meeting in December in Brussels. With that it joins other projects like GEANT in the top of European e-Infrastructure projects.

The reviewers gave an "excellent" assessment to the project stating that it has even "exceeded expectations"!

In particular, they commended the project for its excellent progress in the following areas:

  • Continuous growth in the number of world-wide users, developers and infrastructure providers participating in the project. Over 900 VRC and more than 575 VO members. More than 82K CPU cores, >2M SI2K CPU years and >5M jobs executed.

  • Successful integration of a new experimental technique (SAXS) within the project, including the capability of remote access and control of the experimental facility. 32 NMR and 7 SAXS portals active.

  • Good interaction with the projects EGI, OSG and CHAIN, including the demonstration by the project of grid interoperability with infrastructures in North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Eg. With also Chinese tutorials translations.

  • Good interaction with the project ERINA+ to measure project impact. WeNMR achieved high scores in this independent survey.

  • Large number of dissemination events and workshops (134 in total).

  • Runner up price in excellent science @e-Concentration meeting.

  • Contribution of a Single-Sign-On SSOSX module for public use.

  • The high number of scientific publications (37 new in the review period, 92 in total)which acknowledge the contribution of the WeNMR infrastructure.

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