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June 17, 2015

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is the research arm of the HathiTrust, and provides computational know-how for humanities scholars. With secure access to copyright-protected works, HTRC helps scholars see patterns across decades of literature. 

May 20, 2015

At the recent Internet2 Global Summit iSGTW sat down with George Komatsoulis to talk about the state of distributed research and the NIH Commons, a scalable virtual environment to provide high-performance computing and data storage for bio-medical research. When implemented, the Commons will create a marketplace for digital bio-medical resources, driving down costs and democratizing access.

May 13, 2015

Small colleges and remote learners need not worry about limited access to quality science equipment. The NANSLO solution is to bring the lab to you.  

April 1, 2015

iSGTW interviews Jorge Gomes, member of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) executive board, ahead of next month’s EGI Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. He explains why it is vital to support research with grid computing, as well as with a range of related IT services. “In order for researchers to be able to collaborate and share data with one another efficiently, the underlying IT infrastructures need to be in place,” says Gomes. “With the amount of data produced by research collaborations growing rapidly, this support is of paramount importance.”

February 4, 2015

All images courtesy Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

August 13, 2014

Next-generation sequencing (NGS), in which millions or billions of DNA nucleotides are sequenced in parallel, is the backbone of novel discoveries in life sciences, anthropology, social sciences, biomedical sciences and plant sciences. Read about the SoyKB and iPlant collaboration that is taking plant sciences to the next level.

April 30, 2014

Pirjo-Leena Forsström, director of information infrastructure services at Finland’s IT Center for Science (CSC), will give a keynote speech at next month’s European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Community Forum in Helsinki, Finland. iSGTW speaks to her ahead of the event to find out more about the work that she and her colleagues have been doing at CSC.

November 6, 2013

Last week, iSGTW was at the EUDAT second conference in Rome, Italy. EUDAT, which is funded under the European Commission's FP7 scheme, seeks to support a collaborative data infrastructure which will allow researchers to share data within and between communities and enable them to carry out their research effectively. 

April 17, 2013

Following last week's EGI Community Forum 2013, read our pick of the highlights from the GridCast blog.

March 13, 2013

Last week, the 10th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting took place, hosted by the European Commission Services with the support of the e-ScienceTalk project. Find out what delegates at the event had to say on the subject of measuring project impact and success.

Plus: Read the highlights of discussions concerning the development of the computational infrastructure of 21st century science.

March 6, 2013

Announcing the winners of the e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition. Plus, be sure to follow us on social media and check out the GridCast blog for regular updates from the 10th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting in Brussels.

March 6, 2013

Thanks to the high-speed GÉANT network and the computing power of the European Grid Infrastructure, researchers in Italy are creating music from electroencephalography data. Listening to these melodies could help researchers forecast impending seizures.

February 20, 2013

With the news that the CERN data center has recorded over 100 petabytes of physics data over the last 20 years, you may be wondering how on Earth all of this  gets analyzed. The answer: The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, or 'WLCG' for short.

February 20, 2013

Computer engineers at CERN last week announced that the CERN data center has recorded over 100 petabytes of physics data over the last 20 years.

February 13, 2013

On Friday 1 February, 2013, CERN and Oracle celebrated 30 years of collaboration. In addition to providing hardware and software to CERN for three decades, Oracle has now been involved in the CERN openlab project for 10 years.

February 6, 2013

Last week's SciencePAD workshop, held at CERN, examined ways to ensure scientific software stays citable and sustainable over the long term.

January 23, 2013

Wouldn't it be great if experimental data and research results were available permanently? Wouldn't it be wondeful if you never had to click on a broken link to a research paper again?

December 12, 2012

As grid and cloud computing evolve, so too will the security surrounding both. Read about current efforts to make these infrastructures more secure environments for research.

November 21, 2012

Extracting new knowledge from big data science is such a problem that projects are now underway which may transform research publishing and find relationships too complex for the human mind to see alone.

September 26, 2012

The popular file-sharing tool comes to Europe with a new site aimed at fulfilling the specific needs of EU-based researchers.


April 4, 2012

A new initiative called ScienceSoft hopes to assist scientific communities in their search for the software they need to carry out their research.

March 28, 2012

Image courtesy André-Pierre Olivier.