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* Steven Newhouse (EMBL-EBI)
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=== Guides for VO managers ===
=== Guides for VO managers ===

Revision as of 09:07, 27 October 2016

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This Virtual Organisation (VO) contributes to the ELIXIR effort of building a sustainable European infrastructure for biological information, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bioindustries and society. The Virtual Organisation constitutes the backbone of the ELIXIR Compute Platform and federates cloud compute and storage resources from ELIXIR and EGI providers.

The VO is currently open for the application piloting activities of the ELIXIR Competence Centre of the EGI-Engage H2020 project. Further information about the Competence Centre is available at Access to the VO resources is restricted to those working on the Competence Centre activities.

Acceptable use policy

This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all members of the "" Virtual Organisation, hereafter referred to as the VO, and the resources that members are able to access through the VO mechanism. Members of the EGI-Engage Competence Centre ( owns and gives authority to this policy. This VO contributes to the ELIXIR effort of building a sustainable European infrastructure for biological information, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bioindustries and society.

All VO members (users, managers, infrastructure providers) agree to be bound by this Acceptable Use Policy and to use the resources within the VO only in the furtherance of the stated goal of the VO. The VO includes core services from the EGI e-infrastructure, thus other relevant EGI Policies and Procedures also apply to certain VO member groups (to regular members, to VO managers or to infrastructure providers). See these policies at

By registering in the VO as a user you shall be deemed to accept these conditions of use: 1. You shall only use the VO services to perform work, or transmit or store data consistent with the stated goals, policies and conditions of use as defined by the body or bodies granting you access. 2. You shall not use the VO for any unlawful purpose and not (attempt to) breach or circumvent any administrative or security controls. 3. You shall respect intellectual property and confidentiality agreements. 4. You shall protect your access credentials (e.g. passwords or private keys). 5. You shall immediately report any known or suspected security breach or misuse of the VO or access credentials to and to the relevant credential issuing authorities. ( for ELIXIR accounts) 6. You must notify the Registrar of any changes to your Registration Information. 7. Use of the VO is at your own risk. There is no guarantee that the VO will be available at any time or that it will suit any purpose. 8. Logged information, including information provided by you for registration purposes, is used for administrative, operational, accounting, monitoring and security purposes only. This information may be disclosed, via secured mechanisms, only for the same purposes and only as far as necessary to other organisations cooperating with the VO. Although efforts are made to maintain confidentiality, no guarantees are given. 9. The access-granting bodies and Resource Providers are entitled to regulate, suspend or terminate your access, within their domain of authority, and you shall immediately comply with their instructions. 10. You are liable for the consequences of you violating any of these conditions of use.

How to register

You can become member in the VO with an ELIXIR AAI account. (You can create an account here: Application link to the VO:

VO membership is managed by the PERUN service at CESNET, and controlled by the VO Managers. Membership is currently restricted to members and partners of the ELIXIR Competence Centre of EGI-Engage. Membership is expected to be opened up for other ELIXIR partners in 2017.

VO Manager

  • Steven Newhouse (EMBL-EBI)

Resources in the VO

  • CESNET cloud
  • GRNET cloud
  • EMBL-EBI cloud
  • Under discussion: CSC cloud; SURFsara cloud; CNRS cloud

How to join with new resources to the VO

The D6.10 deliverable of the EGI-Engage ELIXIR Competence Centre provides guidance for cloud providers on how to federate their site into the Virtual Organisation: Fur further support email <>.


There is a generic e-mail list provided for any topic related to the VO (operations, user support, VO users, security): []. Please contact the VO through this e-mail address.