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Counting the WeNMR members per country.

What is the repartition of the WeNMR user in the world over time?

There are a few scripts required in order to answer this question.

1. First, you need to get the list of users, regularly

This can be done by the main of a cron job that run an a linux with a robot certificate. The cron entry looks like:

0 0 * * 0 cd /home/gromacs/voms.admin; ./enmr.eu.users.sh >> ./enmr.eu.users.log 2>&1

The enmr.eu.users.sh script is attached in an archive. It has been written by nuno Ferreira

2. Transform the list of users into a number of user per country

This can be done with the script user_list-2-country_file.sh

basically, it looks at the list of users for the filed /C=XY with XY the 2 letter coutnry code, and traslate that into a real country name. When the user doesn't have a /C field, it try to guess with some rules defined in the .sh script. Obviously, those rules need to be updated from time to time when a user can't be classified with the current rules.

3. Get a interactive map over time

We used the free tool ammap given at www.ammap.com/

It is possible to generate an xml file required by ammap with the serie of scripts 1.retreive_data_from_haddock.sh 2.generate_country_files.sh 3.generate_data_timeline.sh

The first one get the data file from our server where the enmr.eu.users.sh script runs via a cronjob.

The second one automatically generate the list of users per country for all the data file

The last one generate the xml file.

The resulting map can be found here:


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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