EGI-ACE Communities workshop held

2. 3. 2021.

As a part of EGI-ACE project (EGI-Advanced Computing for EOSC) in which SRCE participates as a partner, a two-day workshop for user communities took place on 16th and 17th of February. The goal of the workshop was to connect user communities with computing, storage, and federated service providers. Service providers that participated in workshop were project partners in EGI-ACE project, as well as other EGI federation members.

Experts from SRCE participated as providers of federated service ARGO used for monitoring EOSC services. In addition, SRCE's service HTC Cloud is an integral part of EGI Federated Cloud federation and the workshop proved to be a great opportunity to gather information on user applications and needs.

Each user community gave a short presentation of their Data Space services - scientific datasets coupled with scalable data analysis tools to be provided in the EOSC Compute Platform. Furthermore, they described their role in the scientific community, their technical performance, and the need for resources and professional support. Each community presented a timeline for the onboarding of their service to the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) through which it will be offered to all interested researchers and scientists. Finally, plan for workshops on using Data Space services was announced. These workshops are the key in successfully promoting EOSC among European and Croatian researchers and scientists.

In the second part of the workshop, the specific resource needs of individual Data Space services were determined through a discussion. For each service, task groups have been defined that will cooperate on the onboarding of the service into the EOSC during the EGI-ACE project.

As the part of the workshop, the following 19 scientific communities were presented:

For those who were not able to participate in the workshop, all presentations, as well as work proposals for resource allocation and workshop plan are available on the Indico page.

EOSC and SRCE services in the research data cycle will be presented at a workshop during SRCE DEI 2021 conference. We invite all researchers to join us and learn how to use e-infrastructure to conduct research and build open science.

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