A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

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European GRID Infrastructure

EGI.eu coordinates the European Grid Infrastructure with National Grid Initiatives, European International Research Organisations and other parties, to provide a generic e-infrastructure for all European researchers. WeNMR has become the first agreed Virtual Research Community at the EGI.



Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)

All research builds on former work, and depends on scientists’ possibilities to access and share scientific information. The advent of the internet and electronic publishing have resulted in unprecedented possibilities for the dissemination and exchange of information. ‘Open access’, defined as free access over the internet, aims to improve and promote the dissemination of knowledge, thereby improving the efficiency of scientific discovery and maximising return on investment in R&D by public research funding bodies.
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Grid Initiatives for e-Science virtual communities in Europe and Latin America (GISELA)

Gisela aims at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Latin America component of its e-Infrastructure. The objectives are; to establish a powerful e-Infrastructure facility built on the EELA-2 Infrastructure legacy and work out and implement a sustainability model for the e-Infrastructure.




The CHAIN project aims to coordinate and leverage the efforts made over the past 6 years to extend the European e-Infrastructure (and particularly Grid) operational and organisational principles to a number of regions in the world. CHAIN uses their results with a vision of a harmonised and optimised interaction model for e-Infrastructure and specifically Grid interfaces between Europe and the rest of the world.




The main objective of the EUMEDGRID-Support project is to promote the deployment and usage of e-Infrastructures in the Mediterranean Area, supporting new and existing applications, awakening the interest of stakeholders and policy makers, preserving and expanding the existing e-Science human network, enlarging and training this community, and maintaining continuity to e-Infrastructures, which are operating in synergy with existing and future European e-Infrastructures.




The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) project is a close collaboration of the four major middleware providers, ARC, dCache, gLite and UNICORE. It plans to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components for deployment in EGI, PRACE and other DCIs, extend the interoperability and integration between grids and other computing infrastructures, strengthen the reliability and manageability of the services and establish a sustainable model to support, harmonise and evolve the middleware, ensuring it responds effectively to the requirements of the scientific communities relying on it.




EAST-NMR - Enhancing Access and Services to East European users Towards an efficient and coordinated Pan-European pool of NMR capacities to enable global collaborative research & boost technological advancements



Bio-NMR aims to complete the structuring of the Biological NMR infrastructures, their user community and biological NMR researchers in Europe into a coherent research community prepared to tackle scientific and biomedical challenges of increasing complexity at the forefront of research worldwide. The structuring effect will be achieved by the provision of transnational access, the solicitation and expansion of the pre-existing strong user group, the development of new research tools towards increasing the quality and quantity of access and, importantly, the stimulation of a broad range of networking activities linking stakeholders to clearly define the needs of the European Research Area (ERA) and to develop the long-term sustainability of NMR RIs.



e-ScienceTalk brings the success stories of Europe's e-infrastructure to a wider audience. The project coordinates the dissemination outputs of EGI and other European e-Infrastructure projects, ensuring their results and influence are reported in print and online.


e-BioGrid NL

The e-BioGrid project aims to set up and provide a functional computing infrastructure for life-science research. Life sciences today deals with data-intensive and high-throughput omics experimentation. e-BioGrid supports life science research through the development and exploitation of high-performance computing hardware as well as infrastructure software for data management, processing, analysis and visualization. The development of an advanced computing e-infrastructure will enable more effective research in technology areas such as next-generation sequencing, microarray technology, mass spectrometry, nanoscopy, biobanking and structural modelling. The e-BioGrid project is financially supported by the BiG Grid project (NWO), which is led by the partners NCF, Nikhef and NBIC.Life science researchers are invited to share their infrastructure demands and obstacles.


ScalaLife has built a cross-disciplinary Competence Centre for users and developers of Life Science software. Users of major software packages for molecular simulations, neuroinformatics and medical imaging are offered support with efficient execution on HPC systems. Software developers can find valuable support with analysis and performance profiling of their codes. Visit the center at www.scalalife.eu!

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