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iSGTW Announcement - Launch of a call for proposals: location of

Announcement - Launch of a call for proposals: the location of

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TThe EGI Design Study Policy Board invites National Grid Initiatives to place bids for the location of the new organization. Bids will be accepted until 1 December 2008.

The EGI Design Study (EGI_DS) project aims at establishing a sustainable long-term grid infrastructure in Europe and at moving from the existing short term funded project structure to a sustainable service. The EGI_DS is financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It was launched in September 2007 and will continue until November 2009. It is planned that the EGI organization will be operational at the beginning of 2010.

The launch of this Call for Proposals invites National Grid Initiatives (NGI) and NGI-approved organizations to place bids for the long-term accommodation of the central office which will permanently host up to 50 people. The office must be located in an EU Member State or in an EU associated state, and be available by January 2010.

A number of other requirements are set out by the EGI_DS Policy Board. Please read the EGI Call for Proposals in detail and see the EGI Blueprint

The Call for Proposals is open from the 1st of October 2008 until the 1st of December 2008. An announcement of short-listed candidates will be published on the 6th of February 2009.  It is planned that the selected location for the will be announced by the EGI_DS Policy Board on the 2nd of March 2009.

Contact point for the Call of Proposals:

More information of EGI and EGI Design Study:
[email protected]

The EGI_DS has nine principal partners, CESNET, CERN, CNRS, CSC, DFN, GRNET, GUP, INFN and STFC, and is already endorsed by 38 National Grid Initiatives