Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa - The Sci-GaIA project

Roberto Barbera ; Simon J. E. Taylor ; Tiwonge M. Banda ; Bruce Becker ; Alexandra Cornea ; Jaran Eriksen ; Lars L. Gustafsson ; Amos Nungu ; Omo Oaiya ; Bjorn Pehrson ; Rita Ricceri ; Mario Torrisi

13 August 2015

Abstract: With the AfricaConnect series of projects, the lack of access to e-Infrastructures in Africa by African scientists is going to be tackled and hopefully solved. In the recently ended eI4Africa project it has been demonstrated clearly that it is possible to develop e-Infrastructures in Africa and that easy to use web portals, namely Science Gateways, are needed to help Communities of Practice (CoPs) in various scientific disciplines to easily access e-Infrastructure facilities and through these collaborate with CoPs in Europe and across the world. This paper presents the Sci-GaIA project which is the successor of eI4Africa. Sci-GaIA proposes to create clearly structured guides and educational materials that can be used to train and support representatives of NRENs, CoPs and, importantly, Universities to develop Science Gateways and other e-Infrastructures services. Sci-GaIA also plans to work with new and emerging CoPs to develop these technologies and to strengthen e-Infrastructure service provision, especially in terms of identity federations and open access linked data repositories. The paper has been submitted to AFRICOMM 2015.

Keyword(s): e-Infrastructures ; Science Gateways ; Africa ; e-Science ; Open Science ; Open Science Commons
Identifier(s): 10.15169/sci-gaia:1450358333.8

Licence: cc-by-nc-sa-4.0

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