The proponents constitute a consortium made of 9 partners from several regions and countries:
INFN will be the co-ordinator of the project, and will have relevant responsibilities in supporting applications and users, in the study for sustainability, in the synergistic activities with other projects and initiatives and finally it will manage the dissemination and outreach activities.
CIEMAT will be involved in the five Work Packages of the Project, being the coordinator of WP3. Independently from the managerial issues, its activities will be mainly focused on the Latin American and Mediterranean regions.
GRNET will lead WP2, which will deal with producing a consolidated picture of the state of the art in the different regions, and producing a set of guidelines for interoperability and interoperation with different types of regions. Being the WP2 leader, GRNET will also strongly contributed to WP4, where the operational and organisational models and solutions will be put into practice. GRNET will contribute in WP5 in training and dissemination.
CESNET partner will be responsible for leadership and corresponding management of WP4 project work-package. Based on the CESNET experience obtained in EGI_DS project and other relevant activities the core of CESNET contribution will be devoted to definition and preparation of global model of sustainable worldwide e-infrastructure incorporating currently separated, regional activities with different levels of maturity.
The Consortium has then a solid core made up by Member States or Associated countries but has also a significant number of non-EU countries which makes it well balanced and allows an almost total coverage of a very large geographical area. The partners have been chosen among those originally forming the core of a number of previous project aimed at extending the European Grid Infrastructures to other regions and those who are managing existing or emerging e-Infrastructures in the continents addressed by the CHAIN project. They are thus highly representative of such a large world-wide spectrum of e-Infrastructures.