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EGI-Engage:Competence centres

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EGI-Engage Competence centres: Main page ELIXIR BBMRI MoBrain DARIAH LifeWatch EISCAT_3D EPOS Disaster Mitigation | EGI-Engage Knowledge Commons


EGI develops the 'Knowledge Commons' of the Open Science Commons by supporting the work of science community-specific Competence Centres. Each of these are distributed centres where national e-infrastructure initiatives, user communities (scientific institutes), technology and service providers join forces. Competence Centres collect and analyse requirements, integrate community-specific applications into state-of-the-art services, foster interoperability across e-Infrastructures, and evolve services through a user-centric development model.

The work of 8 competence centres were co-funded in the SA2 work package of the EGI-Engage project. The support continues in the EOSC-hub project between 2018-2020, with another 8 CCs (out of which 4 are the same than in EGI-Engage). The respective WPs in these projects are led by

List of Competence Centres

Name Competence Centre Leader Deputy/Technical
(where nominated)
Members' email list Competence Centre's Workspace
ELIXIR Competence Centre Tommi Nyrönen
Kimmo Mattila ( CC-ELIXIR
BBMRI Competence Centre Petr Holub  Petr Holub
MoBrain Competence Centre Alexandre M.J.J. Bonvin
(a.m.j.j.bonvin AT CC-MoBrain
DARIAH Competence Centre Karolj Skala
Zoltán Farkas
LifeWatch Competence Centre Jesus Marco de Lucas
Fernando Aguilar
( CC-LifeWatch
EISCAT_3D Competence Centre Ingemar Häggström
EPOS Competence Centre Daniele Bailo
Mariusz Sterzel
Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre Simon Lin
Eric Yen
(Eric.Yen AT CC-Disaster_Mitigation


A sortable table with the deliverables and milestones of the Competence Centres is available at CC-MilestonesDeliverables

Resources for Competence Centres

Email lists

Every competence centre has a dedicated members' email list. These are listed above and are in the form: cc-<NAME> AT

The coordinators of all competence centres can be reached through the email list.

Wiki pages

Agenda maker

Teleconference system

Competence Centres can organise online tele/video conference meetings using the EGI Gotomeeting system. Please consult with for booking details.

Document database

Competence Centres can use the EGI Document Database for the management and sharing of their documents. Access can be controlled via the EGI SSO system thus a document can be e.g. shared with CC members, with specific collaborators, or with the general public. Read and Write access can be controlled separately.


  • Document template for EGI-Engage milestones and deliverables: Three types of templates exist:
    • For 'REPORT' type deliverables/milestones
    • For 'DEMONSTRATOR/PROTOTYPE' type deliverables/milestones
    • For 'OTHER' (i.e. production software or services) type deliverables/milestones

Requirements Tracker

Competence Centres can use the EGI RT system for requirement collection and analysis. Dedicated queues can be setup in the RT system for any of the Competence Centres on request. Such a queue can offer a placeholder for tickets that describe requirement - typically about cloud, AAI, HTC, data, gateways or other technical topics.

Want to join?

  • CCs are open for any institute to join. They can bring scientific, technological expertise, services or users into the collaboration. - Email your joining request to the coordinator of the respective CC.
  • We can establish additional CCs for any scientific community that wish to engage with EGI in this manner. Email with your request.