Services for the European Open Science Cloud

EOSC-hub

Domain Specific Data Managment Plans for NI4OS

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 09:00

An introduction to domain specific Data Management Plans for NI4OS

Sensitive Data Management and EUDAT Services

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 09:00 to 12:00

This new course on data management is specifically targeted to give some guidance on the management of EUDAT services when dealing with sensitive data. It will last for half a day (3 hours) and will have a dedicated hands-on part where you will be guided on the use of tools to help you manage your sensitive data in a secure way.

This course is sponsored by the CompBioMed European Centre of Excellence (H2020), where SURF is a core partner.

An introduction into FAIR Research Data Management

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30

Research Data Management (RDM) is a crucial component of research integrity. More and more funding bodies and research institutes require safely stored data nowadays, but data should also be open for sharing or available for the reproduction of research. The guiding principle in this respect is “as open as possible, as closed as necessary.” The Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of the digital research data, or in other words their FAIRness, is another important principle on which good RDM should be built. In this interactive webinar DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services in the Netherlands) will provide an introduction to the importance of Research Data Management (RDM). Topics like RDM policies, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), open and FAIR data, research integrity, data sharing aspects, storing data in trusted repositories, and Data Management Plans (DMPs) will be discussed.

FitSM Foundation Training - Remote - 24-25 Feb 2021 - EOSC Community

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 09:15 to Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 14:00

IT Service Management is a discipline that helps provide services with a focus on customer needs and in a professional manner. It is widely used in the commercial and public sectors to manage IT services of all types, but current solutions are very heavyweight with high barriers to entry.

FitSM is an open, lightweight standard for professionally managing services. It brings order and traceability to a complex area and provides simple, practical support in getting started with ITSM. FitSM training and certification provide crucial help in delivering services and improving their management. It provides a common conceptual and process model, sets out straightforward and realistic requirements and links them to supporting materials.

Through FitSM, the aim is to conduct effective IT service management in the EOSC federated environment and achieving a baseline level of ITSM, which can also act in support of ‘management interoperability’ in federated environments (e.g. EOSC).  

FitSM Foundation Training (EOSC-hub/FREYA/SSHOC Event Co-location)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 13:00 to Friday, November 20, 2020 - 14:00

IT Service Management is a discipline that helps provide services with a focus on customer needs and in a professional manner. It is widely used in the commercial and public sectors to manage IT services of all types, but current solutions are very heavyweight with high barriers to entry.

FitSM is an open, lightweight standard for professionally managing services. It brings order and traceability to a complex area and provides simple, practical support in getting started with ITSM. FitSM training and certification provide crucial help in delivering services and improving their management. It provides a common conceptual and process model, sets out straightforward and realistic requirements and links them to supporting materials.

FitSM is the reference framework being used in several EOSC initiatives, among other research infrastructures as well. Through FitSM, the aim is to conduct effective IT service management in the EOSC federated environment and achieving a baseline level of ITSM that can act in support of ‘management interoperability’ in federated environments from EOSC related projects.  

In addition, participants have an opportunity to receive a formal certification backed by certification authority APMG for anyone successfully passing the exam (20 multiple choice questions, 13 required to pass). Both the costs of the training and the exam is covered and offered by the EOSC-hub project for free.

FitSM Foundation training (co-located with the EGI Conference 2020)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 08:45 to Friday, November 6, 2020 - 14:00

IT Service Management is a discipline that helps provide services with a focus on customer needs and in a professional manner. It is widely used in the commercial and public sectors to manage IT services of all types, but current solutions are very heavyweight with high barriers to entry.

FitSM is an open, lightweight standard for professionally managing services. It brings order and traceability to a complex area and provides simple, practical support in getting started with ITSM. FitSM training and certification provide crucial help in delivering services and improving their management. It provides a common conceptual and process model, sets out straightforward and realistic requirements and links them to supporting materials.

FitSM is the reference framework being used in several EOSC initiatives, among other research infrastructures as well. Through FitSM, the aim is to conduct effective IT service management in the EOSC federated environment and achieving a baseline level of ITSM that can act in support of ‘management interoperability’ in federated environments from EOSC related projects.  

In addition, participants have an opportunity to receive a formal certification backed by certification authority APMG for anyone successfully passing the exam (20 multiple choice questions, 13 required to pass). Both the costs of the training and the exam is covered and offered by the EOSC-hub project for free.

How to use Accelerated Computing in EGI Federated Cloud

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

Using GPUs to accelerate computation is demanded by many user communities, especially for applications related to image processing, machine learning and so on. 

Accessing federated clouds in EGI with VMOps Dashboard

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The VMOps dashboard provides users with a set of graphical interfaces to high-level services, in order to manage Virtual Machines and Virtualized Appliances on federated cloud infrastructures, particularly on the EGI Federated Cloud and community-specific cloud federations.

The EGI Federated Cloud brings together resources from IaaS providers, built around open standards, focusing on the requirements of the scientific community. Rising above the challenge of bringing together distributed platforms, it features a unified authentication and authorization mechanism, a shared image catalogue, centralized monitoring and accounting, and, through the VMOps dashboard, a centralized way of deploying, managing, and accessing VMs and resources. Users are provided at a glance with an overview of the cloud with respect to provider availability based on their current status, and a 4-step wizard to deploy topologies based on the VM images and the VOs each provider supports, thus significantly reducing the burden of searching for the appropriate resources.

Chipster - a user-friendly bioinformatics software for analyzing high-throughput data

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Chipster is a user-friendly bioinformatics software for analyzing high-throughput data such as RNA-seq and single cell RNA-seq. Chipster provides an easy to use web interface for over 450 analysis tools and a large collection of reference genomes. Chipster allows users to visualize data interactively, and it keeps track of the analysis steps taken. This provenance tracking combined with an easy way to share analysis sessions with other users allows researchers to collaborate efficiently. 

Chipster was developed by CSC – IT Center for Science which also runs a national Chipster server in Finland. The Chipster code base is freely available and many institutes around the world have set up their own Chipster servers. EGI operates a Chipster server which is available for the whole scientific community.

EGI Operations and responsibilities of an NGI

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

This webinar will give an overview of tried and tested approaches to federated operations, both at the level of the infrastructure as well as at the national level.

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