The following Infrastructure Gateways serve a number of Research Communities, each of which having a specific scientific domain and dedicated Virtual Research Environments / Virtual Laboratories.
EOSC-Secretariat Gateway, 9 VREs / VLabs EOSCsecretariat.eu addresses the need for the set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall governance of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Led by a lean consortium of experienced and complementary partners, the project maintains a practical approach to address all the specific needs of the coordination structure expected by the EOSC. Furthermore, it retains a high degree of flexibility in its roll-out plan by adopting a co-creation approach, founded on a substantial budget left available for all upcoming, foreseen and unforeseen, challenges of introducing a truly operational open science cloud serving all European stakeholders. EOSCsecretariat.eu is also characterised by being neutral towards the community it is serving and by having a pragmatic approach that is fully dedicated to realising the outcomes of the EOSC design as stated by the Staff Working Document and adopted council conclusions.
GEMex Gateway, 2 VREs / VLabs This gateway is an access point to a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) deployed and operated in the context of GEMex EU-project (Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems) to support participants in data and information management and collaboration. The GEMex dedicated VRE is used as working platform by the project partners to facilitate discussion, collaboration, data sharing and general project management, providing a comprehensive suite of tools, which support a collaborative, standards oriented data publication environment.
HDN Gateway, 1 VRE / VLab Based on the Semantic Web standards for building digital libraries, the Hypermedia Dante Network (HDN) project aims to establish a collaborative environment for a commentary of Dante’s works, with due attention paid to issues of language, style and intertextuality. Using reliable primary sources, the HDN aims at creating a digital library that will cater to a broad range of sophisticated queries, thanks to the use of ontology-based resource descriptions that allow reusing knowledge about existing resources. Indeed, ontologies are efficient means to represent scholarly knowledge about literary texts by using Semantic Web languages such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF). Primarily intended for scholarly use, the HDN will provide a digital tool that allows the users to access and explore the knowledge collected within the project. This tool will have a user friendly interface and it will be usable for educational purposes. To efficiently express knowledge about the authors cited or referred to in the text of Dante's works, the HDN digital library relies on previous, similar ontology-based applications such as DanteSources, which collects knowledge about Dante’s minor works.
I-GENE Gateway, 1 VRE / VLab [Temporary Description] The I-GENE (In-vivo Gene Editing by NanotransducErs) project pushes the boundaries of efficient and reliable ways to make precise, targeted changes to the genome of living cells that is the long-standing and main goal of gene therapy and biomedical researchers. The I-GENE Gateway and its VREs are a ready to use web-based working environments specifically conceived to provide the I-GENE worldwide community with the needed facilities (services, data, capacity), in line with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) principles. The VREs provide an environment to foster large-scale collaborations where many potentially geographically distributed co-workers can access and process large amounts of data, also by promoting the public debate to support the design of a new strategy/technology for genome editing, ethically acceptable, sustainable and society desirable.
iMarine Gateway, 10 VREs / VLabs This gateway is an access point to a number of Virtual Research Environments deployed and operated in the context of the past iMarine EU FP7 project to support the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and conservation of marine living resources. It empowers practitioners and policy makers from multiple scientific fields such as fisheries, biodiversity and ocean observation by ensuring that otherwise dispersed and heterogeneous data is available to all stakeholder communities through a shared virtual environment that brings together multidisciplinary data sources, supports cross-cutting scientific analysis, and assists communication. It offer specialized functionalities for the management, processing, and visualization of scientific data and textual content.