Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training events

GBIF.ES webinar: Sharing biodiversity data trhough GBIF. An invitation to the business sector

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:30 to 13:00

The GBIF Coordination Unit in Spain organizes the GBIF.ES Webinar: Publication of biodiversity data in GBIF. An invitation to the business sector , which will take place on November 12 at 11:30 (Madrid time), with a duration of 1h 30 ′. During this event it will be announced:

  • the role that GBIF Spain plays in accessing information on biodiversity at the national level;
  • the OpenPSD project whose objective is to encourage the publication of data by the private sector;
  • the benefits of publishing biodiversity data through GBIF;
  • the steps to follow during the process.

This webinar is supported by the Spanish Enterprise and Biodiversity Initiative (Fundación Biodiversidad) and LafargeHolcim Spain , a pioneer company in the publication of data through GBIF.ES and which will share its experience in this field.

The main objective of this event is for Spanish companies to know and include the publication of biodiversity data in GBIF among their Corporate Social Responsibility actions.

Funding for Innovation Webinar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00

Within the framework of the EOSC DIH’s commercialization support activities, the webinar on Funding for Innovation aims to provide an understanding of some of the main European instruments that support research and innovation activities.

Using compute services in EOSC: Experiences and advices from EOSC-hub

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 14:00 to Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 15:00

EOSC-hub brings together advanced computing services into a federated solution that covers the needs of research communities: from powerful and fully-customisable Infrastructure as a Service to high-level and interactive computing platforms. This webinar introduces the main compute services of EOSC-hub with a focus on how they can be used for data and compute driven research and to support the development of advanced services for research and science. The webinar will showcase actual examples of use cases in production that leverage the EOSC-hub services for their daily needs.

EPOS SP / AdriaArray international remote workshop

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, November 9, 2020 - 18:00

The workshop will be merged with the event "ORFEUS Annual Observatory Meeting and Workshop", with its focus on permanent seismic networks in Southeastern Europe, and likely with the outreach events of the EPOS SP (Sustainability Phase) project.

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.

Container Security: what could possibly go wrong?

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:15 to 12:30

Containers are an emerging technology that is getting more and more popular as an alternative to full virtualization. The flexibility of containers enabled several new approaches in IT, like DevOps. However powerful and attractive the new technology is, we should not ignore security implications that are inherently linked to the principles or main implementations.

The goal of this training session is to discuss selected aspects related to containers and present potential security threats. We will focus mainly on Docker and its typical use-cases. The main principles, however, will be applicable also for other container technologies. The workshop is not meant as an exhaustive training session covering every possible aspect of the technology. Its purpose is to point out some typical problems that are important to consider, some of which are inspired by real-world security incidents.

Integrative modeling of biomolecular complexes”. From Protein Complexes to Cell-Cell Communication

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 14:00 to Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 15:30

These joint workshops aim to address these questions in two tracks dedicated to molecular, neurobiological interactions and cell-cell communications. Our goal is to bring molecular, cellular and structural biologists together and mix then with theoreticians and IT experts to mutually exchange ideas and approaches and to develop new strategies. Special emphasis will be on various modelling aspects, from molecules to cellular communities, as well as to the integration and analysis of large-scale datasets in these fields.

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.

Getting access to services in the EOSC Portal - The user and provider perspectives

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The objective of the webinar is to present to service providers how their services can be offered via the EOSC portal. The talk will also highligth the different access options for the user to access services, and how users’ requests are served by the providers. Benefits and the duties an EOSC service provider has after the service is being published in the EOSC portal will be also presented.

DIRAC services for EGI users

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00

DIRAC is a complete framework for building distributed computing systems of any level of complexity. Initially developed for the LHCb High Energy Physics experiment at the LHC collider at CERN, the framework was generalized for the use by multiple scientific communities in various domains. Services based on the DIRAC software are offered by several grid infrastructure projects such as France-Grilles or GridPP/UK. Since 2014, the DIRAC services have also been provided for the EGI users.