NGI International Task Review MS116 Serbia

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Main page with instructions. In this page, you can provide your assessments for the EGI Global Tasks (MS115) and your self-assessment for the NGI International Tasks (MS116).

Notes:

  • Both milestones are an assessment of services from a managerial perspective'and should be reported as an evaluation of the services -do 'not report what your NGI did for those tasks/services as this is covered by the Quarterly Reports.
  • MS115: External assessments of NA2.2 EGI Dissemination and Marketing as a global task. 
  • MS116: Self-assessment of NGI International Tasks, required for tasks where your NGI has effort. (The operations part is covered through a survey linked at the bottom of this page).


The content will be used for the following documents:


Global Tasks (MS115)

In this box, please provide your external assessment on the quality of the following tasks:

External Relations

Table 4: EGI Global Tasks Assessment: Dissemination (May 2011 - Oct 2011) + Marketing and Communication (since Nov 2011)
EGI-InSPIRE Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.2E Dissemination (May 2011 - Oct 2011)
Marketing and Communication (since Nov 2011)
your assessment here 0-5 how to improve


NGI International Tasks (MS116)

In this box, please provide your self-assessment on the quality of the following tasks. 

External Relations

Table 4: NGI Assessment: May 2011 - Oct 2011
EGI-InSPIRE Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.2N Dissemination NGI_AEGIS is focused on dissemination and liaison at the regional and national level, and provides EGI representation at local and some of the regional events. Our dissemination activities: publicizing local success stories in media, creating materials for various audiences (from politicians to scientists), writing up success stories, pointing potential users in the right direction, etc. are regularly reported in quarterly report, and this kind of communication between NGI_AEGIS and EGI.eu is well established. 5 Gather upcoming dissemination events at one place. This could be a portal similar to the "Training Marketplace" that is used for training purposes.
NA2.3N Policy Development NGI_AEGIS is actively working and lobbying for establishing a national funding programme for research infrastructures that should also include funding of Grid computing activities. We are establishing agreements with Resource centers, and implementing EGI policies and procedures, as well as developing EGI policies and procedures by participation in EGI policy groups, so at this level communication link between NGI_AEGIS and with EGI.eu is well established. 5 Implementation of the national funding programme.

User Services

Table 4: NGI Assessment: May 2011 - Oct 2011
EGI-InSPIRE Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA3.3N Requirements Gathering NGI_AEGIS user support team collects requirements, and if they could not be satisfied at the NGI level, they are communicated to EGI.eu through surveys. We have good communication with EGI.eu at this level. 5
NA3.3N Application Database Within NGI_AEGIS, AppDB portal is mainly used for advertising of applications developed and gridified by national Grid experts, but also as an excellent place that keep up with the latest tools and applications available for Grids. The portal made progress since the beginning of the project and it improved functionality. However, it contains general information only, so details have to be found at external web sites or in direct contact with developers. 4 Applications information are not regularly updated, and in some cases link to the application home page doesn't work. Some checks and reviews have to be implemented.

The portal contains wide range of applications, from gigantic frameworks (such as ATLAS software, CMS software) to simple scripts that do job submission of an external well known code. If possible, some kind of categorization of applications could be implemented.

NA3.3N Training Marketplace The training marketplace is not quite up-to-date, since currently only 3 events are advertised, but certainly there will be much more in the near future. The training material is quite old and outdated, while the search functionality is poor (usually ends with "your search yielded no results"). Links to presentations are frequently broken. 3 Improve search functionality, and include search of the content of training material. Stimulate partners to more actively publish and advertise information on their trainings.
NA3.3N Consultancy Not too many customers. NGI_AEGIS grid expertise is disseminated through training events, and in direct support to users. To increase visibility of the expertise, nationally training events are regularly announced at the Training Marketplace. 3

Operations


For the assessment of the operations, a dedicated survey page is available