Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training events

EOSC-hub Data Platforms for data processing and solutions for publishing and archiving scientific data - PART II

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

The main objective of this session is to demonstrate how end-users can perform data analysis on large volume of datasets, and produce reusable results following the FAIR principles. During this training track, the latest features of the EGI DataHub, including the interoperability with the EGI Jupyter Notebooks and the EUDAT B2Handle and B2Find services, will be also introduced.

Services to Support FAIR Data: from theory to implementation

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:30

OpenAIRERDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-hub are happy to announce a series of three workshops ‘Services to Support FAIR data’.

This is the first workshop.

Workshop 1 Services to Support FAIR Data: from theory to implementation

12 April 2019, Prague (Czech Republic)

Workshop 2: Services to support FAIR data

4 April 2019, Vienna (Austria)

Workshop 3: Open Science FAIR 

17 September 2019, Porto (Portugal)

The purpose of these workshops is to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs. The three half-day events, tailored to different audiences, will examine the scholarly and research ecosystem, what exists, what could be modified, and will give insights into optimum service provisioning. They will also be a chance to engage experts and audiences on how to turn FAIR data into reality.

Each workshop will have slightly different objectives and be targeted at different communities. These include service providers, e-infrastructures, national representatives, infrastructure providers and scholarly communication experts. A common thread throughout is to work towards a common set of insights and recommendations to support the scholarly landscape move on in implementing practical services that meet the needs of tomorrow’s FAIR-oriented researchers.


Federation and automate deployment solutions based on the development of INDIGO-DataCloud, Deep-HybridDataCloud, eXtreme-DataCloud

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00 to 10:30

DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud project aims to promote the integration of specialized, and expensive, hardware under a Hybrid Cloud platform, so it can be used on-demand by researchers of different communities.

XDC project aims at address high-level topics ranging from the federation of storage resources with standard protocols, the policy driven data management based on Quality of Service, data lifecycle management, metadata handling and manipulation, data preprocessing and encryption during ingestion, and smart caching solutions among remote locations.

This training session will provide practical overview on the solutions implemented both at the level of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS within the projects: INDIGO-DataCloud, eXtreme DataCloud (XDC) and DEEP-HybridDataCloud.

EOSC-hub Data Platforms for data processing and solutions for publishing and archiving scientific data (Part I)

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00 to 10:30

The main objective of this session is to show how EOSC services can be used for managing active research data (i.e. data transfer, storage, and sharing) and for preserving final research data (i.e. data archiving and publishing). During this training, we will give a brief overview of the EUDAT Services in the data life cycle and demonstrate how these services operate and integrate with each other to meet the data management requirements of research communities and comply with the FAIR principles - which require the data to be properly documented, annotated, archived, published and accessible to the wider community.

Building the EPOS-ORFEUS Competence Center in EOSC-hub

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00

The EOSC-hub project ( brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub – an integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The Hub can be seen as an access and delivery channel for services, software and data provided by e-Infrastructures and research communities
across Europe.

In the context of the EOSC-hub project the seismological community of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), represented by ORFEUS, has the task to build the EPOS-ORFEUS Competence Centre (CC).

The EPOS-ORFEUS CC empowers users by establishing an enhanced service platform for seismological research. Data centres can define and share data management policies. Secure access to data and compute resources underpins users’ services. Researchers can discover data from seismological repositories and initiate staging onto
computational platforms. They can encode analysis methods into components, deploy and execute them close to data.

The platform integrates services from the EOSC-hub catalogue ( with community services (e.g. FDSN Dataselect, FDSN Station, EIDA WFCatalog).
The EPOS-ORFEUS CC focuses on four main use cases and aims to:

  • Establish a federated Authentication Authorisation Infrastructure – this activity has already produced a system to manage authentication and authorisation of ORFEUS-EIDA users and it is integrated in the operational data services (e.g. FDSN Dataselect).
  • Offer effective ways to stage data conveniently onto compute facilities – it relies on persistent identifiers (PIDs) and domain-specific metadata catalogues (EIDA WFCatalog).
  • Enable user-defined data analysis in the cloud – e.g. by means of Jupyter Notebooks deployed in proximity of data.
  • Promote and support shared policies for data management – it provides mechanisms to define and share best practices and data management policies.


Data Analysis made easy with the ENES Climate Analytics Service (ECAS)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:30 to 10:15

The ENES Climate Analytics Service (ECAS) team will organize a training session at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) general assembly (7–12 April 2019). The session is divided into a teaching as well as a hands on training part and includes:

  • presentation(s) on the theoretical and technical background of ECAS. This covers the data cube concept and its operations (eg.: subset extraction, reduction, aggregation). Furthermore, we provide an introduction to the Ophidia framework, which is the components of ECAS for processing multidimensional data.
  • tutorials and training materials. Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the ECAS software stack and learn how to manipulate multidimensional data through real world use cases from the climate domain. 

Short overview of ECAS

"ECAS allows you to work with Jupyter notebooks and server-side computing and data processing frameworks

ECAS provides access to data via ESGF and enables easy sharing of results with your immediate colleagues and the wider community."

Interested to Join?

 Please sign up and get an account from one of the following ECAS instances:

 DKRZ service information

 CMCC service information

FitSM Foundation Training

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 08:45 to 18:00

T 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 both EOSC-hub and EOSCpilot projects, among other research infrastructures as well. Through FitSM, the EOSC-hub project aims at conducting effective IT service management in a federated environment and achieving a baseline level of ITSM that can act in support of ‘management interoperability’ in federated environments where disparate organisations must cooperate to manage services. 

In addition, participants have an opportunity to receive a formal certification backed by certification authority ICO-Cert 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.

The training is co-located with the 2nd EOSC-hub Week taking place on Tuesday 9 April 2019, ensuring no overlap with the main programme.

Course offered for the PhD program in Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Curriculum in Wind Science and Engineering A.Y. (2018/2019) (XXXIV cycle)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, April 5, 2019 - 18:00

Information technology has become an essential ingredient in most of research fields. The variety and amount of data to acquire, process and understand in fact has significantly increased, and the typical desktop is no longer sufficient. Even more, large collaborations are necessary to carry out research, involving complex logistics for handling distributed data collection, analysis and management. It is therefore clear that new approaches (computer architectures, software and methodologies) are needed to enhance the scientific research. eScience studies, enacts, and improves the ongoing process of innovation in computationallyintensive or data-intensive research methods; typically, this is carried out collaboratively, often using distributed infrastructure. eScience encompasses all fields of research and addresses all stages of the research lifecycle, from formulation of the research questions, through large scale simulations and data analytics, scientific discovery, up to long-term sharing, reusing, and reapplying of the results, data as well as the relevant tools, processes and knowledge.

EGI Jupyter Notebooks Tutorial @ ISGC 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:15 to 17:30

EGI Notebooks is a new service from the EGI e-infrastructure collaboration, providing a user-friendly and highly flexible Jupyter-based hosted environment for researchers to develop and share data analysis and visualisation ‘notebooks’. Notebooks can contain programming codes in various languages, HTML scripts, dynamic visualization and equations as well as images and explanatory text that provide guidance and context for the captured data analysis workflows. Through the notebooks users can easily share concepts, ideas and working applications, containing the full analytical methodology, connections to data sources, visualizations, and descriptive text to interpret those data. With the Binder ‘extension’ of Jupyter one can turn a Github repository with Jupyter notebooks into an executable environment, making code, visualisation and documentation immediately reproducible and reusable by anyone, anywhere. Jupyter and Binder are becoming pillars for Open Science.

EBI Hinxton - Joint Instruct-ERIC/CAPRI Workshop on Integrated Modelling of Protein-Protein Interactions

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 08:30 to Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 16:30

CAPRI (Critical Assessment of Predicted Interactions) is a community wide experiment designed to test methods for predicting the structure of macromolecular complexes based on the known structure of their components.

The meeting program will include an overview of the performance of protein docking and scoring procedures obtained for targets evaluated since the spring of 2013. It will also feature several plenary lectures by prominent scientists, as well as talks by the best CAPRI performers, and/or groups developing innovative computational approaches. CAPRI groups selected for oral representations will be notified, once the predictions for all outstanding targets have been completed.

Get the latest update on the current status of computational procedures for modeling protein-protein interactions and the association of proteins with other macromolecules from this 7th CAPRI evaluation meeting. For more information -