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Answers to the questions of the VT_Website_Content:


Official name of NGI
National Grid Initiative for Germany (NGI-DE)
in German: Nationale Grid Initiative für Deutschland (NGI-DE)
Who is the NGI Liaison? 
Andreas Heiss (NIL)
Do you have a deputy for the NGI Liaison? 
Wilhelm Bühler (NILD)
Support contact
Helpdesk portal (feel free to ask NIL or NILD, if it’s not a support request)
Operations contact 
Dimitri Nilsen (NGI-DE Operations Manager)

Mission & goals

Please give us a 50-100 words description of your NGI, stating mission and goals.
The mission of NGI-DE is to provide reliable access to and collaborative use of federated IT resources from scientific communities for science in Germany and worldwide.

Organisation & governance

How is the NGI organised? 
Gauß Allianz e.V. has given the mandate to a set of partners (JRU) to operate the NGI.
If your NGI has more than one partner, please list them here 
The JRU partners are:
  • D-Grid GmbH
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
  • Deutsches Forschungsnetz e.V.
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • Fraunhofer ITWM, SCAI
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover - Regionales Rechenzentrum für Niedersachsen
Links and Logos:
Which one is the lead institution? 
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Which one represents your NGI in the EGI Council? 
Gauß Allianz e.V.

Resources & users

How many resource centres does your NGI have? 
NGI-DE provides the central services for 22 resource centres. No resources are owned by NGI-DE itself.
How many users do you support? 
NGI-DE serves about 1.500 users
How many VOs do you support? 
42 VOs are registered.
Please highlight the top VOs in your country 
The list of VOs includes
  • alice
  • astrogrid
  • atlas
  • bwGRiD
  • calice
  • cms
  • icecube
  • ilc
  • lhcb
  • medigrid
Which research fields are the most active in your country? 
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astro-Particle Physics
  • High-Energy Physics
  • Life Sciences

Events & publications

Does your NGI publish a regular newsletter/ annual report/ case studies /books? 
Does your NGI organise a yearly event (e.g. a workshop series, a school)?