Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training events

The EGI Notebooks for interactive analysis of data using EGI storage and compute services

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

The EGI Notebooks is an 'as a Service' environment based on the Jupyter technology, offering a browser-based, scalable tool for interactive data analysis. The EGI Notebooks environment provides users with notebooks where they can combine text, mathematics, computations and rich media output. EGI Notebooks is a multi-user service and can scale to multiple servers based on the EGI cloud service.

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. 

This webinar will introduce the key features of the EGI Notebooks service, particularly:

  • Easy access based on user authentication through EGI Check-In using institutional (eduGAIN) or social media accounts (e.g.: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn).
  • Graphical environment to write and run code, analyse and visualise data.
  • Persistent storage associated to each user, available in the notebooks environment.
  • Customisable with new notebook environments, expose any existing notebooks to your users.
  • Leverage on the EGI e-Infrastructure cloud compute and storage resources to run the notebooks.
  • Sharing of notebooks through Binder for Open Science.

The EGI Notebooks are offered in two options:

  • For individual users: EGI hosts and offers a JupyterHub within the Applications on Demand service. After a lightweight approval, users login, write and play notebooks using the EGI storage and compute capacity.
  • For user communities: EGI offers consultancy and technology to setup a community-specific JupyterHub on top of a community VO. This comes together with community specific compute and storage.

How to apply bioinformatics to metallo-proteins

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 18:00

As part of the periodic National School for Bioinorganic Chemists organized by the Italian Chemical Society, the present activity aims at training Ph.D students and post-doctoral fellows in the use of advanced computational methods for the investigation of metal-binding biological systems. In particular, the use of on-line database resources in conjunction with state-of-the-art software for the simulation of the structure and dynamics of metal-binding proteins is addressed.

OPENcoastS e-Tutorial: from processes knowledge to on-demand circulation forecasts - 13th of December

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:25

LNEC and its EOSC-Hub partners are organizing a detailed course on OPENCOastS on the 13th of December, free of charge with the mandatory registration. This course covers all the relevant topics to help everyone using the service.To participate in the course remotely or on-site, you just need to:

  1. Register at https://opencoasts.ncg.ingrid.pt/register/
  2. Register for the course at: https://docs.google.com/forms/

 

OpenAIRE - EOSC-hub webinar “Data Privacy and Sensitive Data Services”

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:00

The need for professionally managing sensitive data is growing in science, therefore we invite you to join our webinar on good practices, tips & tricks, as well as cloud-based services for researchers.

Presenters:

  • Iryna Kuchma (OpenAIRE) and Gergely Sipos (EOSC-Hub, EGI Foundation) will introduce the projects
  • Elli Papadopoulou (OpenAIRE) will speak about Data Privacy
  • Abdulrahman Azab (EOSC-Hub, University of Oslo) will talk about Sensitive Data Services. 

 

VIRGO Computing School

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:00 to Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 18:00

This VIRGO Winter School is organised in the framework of the EOSC-hub H2020 project.

The target audience for this school is VIRGO members, postdocs, and senior researchers interested to improve their skills on data management tools and high-level solutions for supporting the VIRGO experiment.

Hands-on sessions will follow each theoretical talk, allowing to practice what has been presented.

EOSC-hub WP11 - Train the Trainers Webinar

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00

WP11 responses for coordinating training delivery for EOSC-hub core services, Thematic services and Competence Centres services. Training delivery is largely depending on EOSC-hub service providers in WP5-8.
The topics are mainly based on WP11 drafted Guidelines and Best Practises on Training Delivery, with extended contents on training delivery techniques.

FitSM Foundation Training - Lisbon - 12 Oct 2018 (DI4R co-location)

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 08:15 to 17:30

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 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 DI4R Conference taking place on Friday 12 October, ensuring no overlap with the main programme.

This is one-day Foundation level course provides an agnostic introduction to the basic IT service management concepts and terms, outlines the purpose and structure of FitSM standards and their relationship to other standards, and details the formal requirements defined within it.

IT Security Management (ISM) in EOSC-hub: policies and global trust

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:30 to 16:00

The aims of IT Security Management (ISM) include the management of security risk, the maintenance of confidentiality, integrity and availability of services and data, the handling of security incidents, the prevention of incidents by handling vulnerabilities, and the definition of best practice together with appropriate dissemination and delivery of training courses. In the world of Open Science and in view of the ever-changing landscape of security threats on the Internet, ISM is an ongoing global challenge. Experience has shown that security and trust is best tackled in a collaborative way, especially as the Infrastructure security teams have to trust each other, to allow for the proper handling of those security incidents which spread between Infrastructures.

Planning early, following through: Data Management Planning in the EOSC

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:15 to 15:45

Background
The Open Science paradigm strongly contributes towards lifting the barriers that restrict access and re-use of research data. Aligned with the paradigm, funders and agencies, at European and national level, increasingly promote the adoption of strategies of FAIR and open research data. Such strategies, covering all datasets utilised or generated in the course of a research project, are embodied in the Data Management Plan (DMP).

Why are DMPs important ?
 Data Management Plans are important for individual researchers, community or institutional data managers and fundholders. Most H2020 proposals now require a DMP as specified in Article 29.3 of the Grant Agreement, and many countries also require this for nationally funded research. The aim of a DMP is to: - engage researchers to plan sustainable, result-oriented and cost-effective research strategies during and beyond the project lifetime, - enable research communities to discover and utilise invaluable, trustworthy data and, - allow funders assess their strategy and actions in a multitude of directions. When applicable, open access to the data, complemented with effective citation mechanism, guarantees visibility of the scientific results, for the benefit of the researcher, of the scientific community and of the society in its whole.

3rd Int'l Summer School on Data Science (SSDS 2018)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 18:00

The Summer School will be organized by the Center of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems, Research Unit for Data Science, from September 24-28, 2018 in Split, Croatia. 

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