The Project

The CHAIN project aims to coordinate and leverage recent efforts and results with a vision of a harmonised and optimised interaction model for e-Infrastructure and specifically Grid interfaces between Europe and the rest of the world. The project will elaborate a strategy and define the instruments in order to ensure coordination and interoperation of the European Grid Infrastructures with other external e-Infrastructures.

The CHAIN consortium, consisting of leading organisations in all the regions addressed by the project, will ensure global coverage, European leadership, and most efficient leveraging of results with respect to preceding regional initiatives. First, the project will define a coherent operational and organisational model, where a number of EU countries/regions will possibly act, in collaboration with EGI.eu, as bridges/gateways to other Regions/Continents. Further, the project will validate this model by supporting the extension and consolidation of worldwide virtual communities, which increasingly require distributed facilities (large instruments, distributed data and databases, digital repositories, etc.) across the regions for trans-continental research. Finally, the project will act as a worldwide policy-watch and coordination instrument, by exploring and proposing concrete steps for the coordination with other initiatives and studying the evolution of e-Infrastructures.
 

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and EMI

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and INDICATE

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and LSGC

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and DECIDE

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and jModelTest initiative

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and EGI-InSPIRE

 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and  WeNMR / WRF4G projects

 21 September 2011,   View PDF 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and e-Science Talk

12 April 2011,   View PDF 

Memorandum of Understanding between CHAIN and EPIKH

On the 9th of December 2010,   EPIKH and CHAIN Project Coordinators have signed a MoU View

The CHAIN Project website