NGI International Task Review MS109 Moldova

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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 There is no such system of a local scale and there is no plans to deploy it by own means 2 This system has to be part of the global one, and if there is such a system deployed in one of partner NGIs, it would've been very useful to adapt it for the needs of the local user communities.
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database Gathering information from future user community and analysis of their needs in application deployment 3 Enlist the application being elaborated and laso ones to be deployed in the NGI_MD in the future.
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training several trainings for users and one for the administrators were provided. 3 Elaborate a plan and implement a plan of national level training events. Make trainings covering a specific topic on a regular basis in order to support particular user communities.
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy working one on one has been carried out with the admins of the sites to be certified, user communities 3 organization of "train the trainers" workshops for the operation managers, site admins and representatives of the miscellaneous user communities.

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 During the meetings and discussions with the representatives of the user and operation managers community issues were identified and requirements gathered. 3 Address issues and implement solutions
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination Internal coordination activities are fairly good, but OMs should be much proactive. 2 Participation of the NGI_MD representatives in the OMB meetings should be on the regular basis
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security Overall security monitoring is good, since there is a security officers in the NGI_MD, and CERT-MD is operational at the national level. 3 there is a need in deployment of central monitoring and of a repository for the incidents concerning the grid infrastructure operation.

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 No activity in Software Rollout domain. 2 since the NGI_MD is in the process of deploying and certifying sites for production, some of its sites easily could have been early adopters to the staged rollout process.
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring no sites are certified, therefore no monitoring is present except network one 1 certify sites, become an independent NGI, deploy monitoring
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting no sites are certified, therefore no accounting is present. 1 certify sites, become an independent NGI, deploy accounting.
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal there were no initiatives to deploy the central configuration repository and the Operations Dashboard tools. 2 Tools to be customized and deployed along with the NGI_MD becoming independent and first sites' certification
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk since the NGI_MD is a small-scale one, there were no needs in deploying the GGUS system locally. 3 The need in deployment of the own NGI support system is to be assessed in the future as NGI infrastructure grows.
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services Core service are being deployed together with the first NGI_MD site. 2 Deploy all core services required for NGI_MD independent operation.

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development NGI_MD implements EGI policies and procedures, communicates with national government and national research councils about policy priorities, establishes agreements with Resource Centres, and is in the process of drafting and promoting national policies and procedures that are in alignment with EGI ones. 3 Actively participate in developing EGI policies and procedures by participation in EGI policy groups, develop and sign national policies and procedures that are in alignment with those of EGI.
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination Numerous dissemination events organized, materials published in the number of conference proceedings. 4 make the NGI_MD and JRU much more visible at the national policy and decision makers level.