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NGI International Task Review MS109 Ireland

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This page contains the assessment of the NGI International Task at year 1 of the EGI-InSPIRE project (one page per NGI). The NGI representatives are required to fill the tables according to the required information. The content will be integral part of the EGI-InSPIRE milestone MS109 "NGI International Task Review"

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User Services

Human Services (Table 1)

Table 1: NGI Assessment: User Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA3.3N U-N-3 U-N-13 Requirements Gathering write here 0-5 write here
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database write here 0-5 write here
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training write here 0-5 write here
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy write here 0-5 write here

Operations Services

Human Services (Table 2)

Table 2: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.4N O-N-9 Requirements Gathering NGI does not have a specific requirements-gathering task/service. 2 Evaluate benefits of a requirements-gathering service.
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination NGI participates in the OMB and coordinates national NGI operations (largely centrally managed). Funding appears to be adequate for coordination. 4 -
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security Good participation from NGI participants in CSIRT (including IRTF as Duty Contact), SPG and national improvements. Effort is moderate (18PM over 4 years), but ideally could be increased to the level of one full-time person for local and NGI security. Effort is being put into work to improve and simplify security-related items for operators and users. 4 -

Infrastructure Services (Table 3)

Table 3: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Infrastructure Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.3N O-N-9 Software Rollout write here 0-5 write here
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring write here 0-5 write here
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting write here 0-5 write here
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal write here 0-5 write here
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk write here 0-5 write here
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services write here 0-5 write here

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development NGI participants are contributing to SPG, other EGI policy (D2.6) and other bodies (IGTF). Funding is constrained (3pm over 4 years of EGI-InSPIRE): sufficient for Ireland's current effort, but it limits plans for further policy development. It will be necessary to allocate effort for policy in future funding. 3 Policy task leaders could solicit input from NGIs.
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination NGI participants have made some progress, updating web sites and highlighting EGI in relevant national presentations. Electronic and real-world dissemination could be improved but effort is constrained (3pm over 4 years of EGI-InSPIRE) and there is no additional funding for real-world dissemination materials. This activity should have greater priority (and hence effort) nationally. 2 Task leaders could remind NGIs of available resources and approaches, and encourage effort in this area.