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|Quarterly Report Number||NGI Name||Partner Name||Author|
|QR 10||NGI_UK||STFC||Claire Devereux|
1. MEETINGS AND DISSEMINATION
1.1. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ORGANISED
|Date||Location||Title||Participants||Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)|
|12/9/12||Oxford, UK||Sustainability of Core UK e-Infrastructure||26||The workshop contained presentations on the Cores Services for UK e-Infrastructure and a discussion session surrounding business models for their sustainability. Demos of some tools including the Training Marketplace were also held. http://digital-research.oerc.ox.ac.uk/programme/sustain|
|8-12/8/2012||Abingdon||Using e-Infrastructures for Research||29||Summer School: http://www.ngs.ac.uk/communities/using-e-infrastructures-for-research-summer-school-2012|
|Publication title||Journal / Proceedings title||Journal references
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2. ACTIVITY REPORT
2.1. User Support achievements
The UK held a very successful Summer School for 30 early career researchers. Its a week long residential school aimed at increasing awareness around the variety of einfrastructures available to today's researchers. Topics covered included HPC, grid computing, cloud computing, software, data and data curation. It was a very hands on course with lots of practical exercises. Feedback from the attendees was excellent.
The UK hopes for hold a two day Cloud training workshop in the new year, alongside a UK Cloud Meeting.
The UK is organising the EGI Community Forum 2013 in Manchester. We hope to arrange a Champions workshop alongside the forum, bringing in Champions and experts from the vaious global schemes to learn from each other best practices in supporting existing and new users.
2.3. Issues and mitigation
|Issue Description||Mitigation Description|
|Long term sustainability of user support||Meeting meld with funder of Summer School training activity. No funding available 2013/14 but call probably open 2014. Will not be a Summer School in 2013|