A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

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WeNMR at the EGI Technical Forum 2011 in Lyon

WeNMR is present at the 2011 EGI Technical Forum taking place in Lyon.

The project is represented in three workshops:

  • Portal technologies for EGI communities.  Portals, portlets and science gateways provide simple mechanisms for users to interact with grid and cloud computing services and with the community-related functions offered within the European Grid Infrastructure. The aim of this workshop is to support development efforts for the benefit of EGI Virtual Research Communities through the sharing of best practices. The workshop aims to bring together three groups from EGI – portal technology providers, NGI support teams and VRCs.
  • Virtual Research Communities. Within EGI the model for scalable user support is the Virtual Research Community (VRC). This model serves both large and small communities by offering structured research communities a sustainable mechanism with which to interact with EGI. VRCs are groups of researchers, possibly widely dispersed, working together effectively through the use of information and communications technology (ICT). With the help of EGI the VRC researchers can collaborate, communicate, share resources, access remote computers or equipment and produce results as effectively as if they, and the resources they require, were physically co-located. This workshop provides opportunity for VRCs and user communities to present their experiences and plans of being part of the EGI community and about the services they (will) use and offer within the European Grid Infrastructure. 
  • CHAIN workshop. The CHAIN project, in cooperation with EUIndiaGrid2, EUMEDGRID-Support and GISELA, organises a workshop that is a follow-up of the Workshops organised at ISGC 2011 in Taipei and at the EGI UF in Vilnius. The former was focused on interoperation and interoperability between EU and Asia, while the latter was mainly concentrated on the matching of the VRC requirements with the services offered by the eInfrastructure providers. This workshop proposes to make a step forward investigating the needs of VRC regarding interoperations and interoperability, possibly demonstrating the existing solutions developed until now and discussing the standards that are ready to be adopted.

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