Sci-GaIA (Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa) was presented in the framework of two workshops organized at the EGI Conference 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, taking place at the ISCTE-IUL, a business school at the heart of the University of Lisbon campus.
Sci-GaIA was introduced by Bruce Becker from CSIR / Meraka Institute (South Africa), in the framework the CHAIN-REDS project Workshop that took place on May 20, 2015 and by Roberto Barbera from University of Catania (Italy), during the discussion slot of the session “Distributed platforms for e-Learning: How can educators and scholars benefit from the Open Science Commons?” on May 22, 2015. Partners in the Sci-GaIA project, they presented the project objectives, activities and impact to an audience made of ICT experts from research communities, HTC and cloud specialists, identity and access management experts, representatives of the major European Research Infrastructures and cyber-infrastructure managers, worldwide sister institutions, international project PIs as well as industry representatives and policy makers. The event was hosted by EGI.eu and IBERGRID, a partnership between the Portuguese National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD) and the Spanish National Grid Initiative.
The EGI Conference 2015 was dedicated to the theme: Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons.
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