A total of 19 Partners participate in GISELA, from Europe and 14 Latin America. In addirtion, 12 Third Parties, 3 from Europe and 9 from Latin America, are active in the Project.

1. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain spain
2. Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado (CEDIA), Ecuador ecuador
3. Centro Internacional de Desarrollo Tecnológico y Software Libre (CIDETYS), Panama panama
4. Cooperación Latino-Americana de Redes Avanzadas (CLARA), International

5. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

      - Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) - Third Party

      - Aix Marseille Université (AMU) - Third Party


6. Centro de Gestión de la Información y Desarrollo de la Energía (CUBAENERGIA), Cuba


7. Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet, A.C. (CUDI), Mexico


8. HLP Développement (HLP), France


9. Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy


10. Fundacion para la Innovacion y Transferencia de Tecnologia (INNOVA-T), Argentina


11. Red Academica Peruana (RAAP), Peru


12. Red Universitaria Nacional (REUNA), Chile

      - Universidade de la Frontera (UFRO) - Third Party

      - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) - Third Party


13. Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay


14. Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil


15. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

      - Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológico Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ) - Third Party


16. Universidad de Los Andes (ULA), Venezuela


17. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico

      - Centro de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) - Third Party

      - Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Centro de Investigación en Computación (IPN-CIC) - Third Party

      - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Third Party

      - Universidad de Sonora (UNISON) - Third Party


18. Universidad de Los Andes (UNIANDES), Colombia

      - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) - Third Party

      - Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) - Third Party


19. Universidade do Porto (UPORTO), Portugal

      - Universidade do Minho (UMinho) - Third Party



Edited by Bernard Marechal on 07/08/2012

Comprehensive baseline information on GISELA is available from the  links below.




Project Structure

Management Structure


Deliverables & Milestones

Gender Policy

NGIs and JRUs status

Job Opportunities

Memoranda of Understanding


Edited by Thomas Woerly on 21/06/2011

GISELA aims at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Latin American component of its e-Infrastructure. This translates into the following sub-objectives:

  • Establish a powerful e-Infrastructure facility built on the EELA-2 (https://www.eu-eela.eu/) Infrastructure legacy;
  • Work out and implement a sustainability model for the e-Infrastructure.

In parallel, the Project supports Virtual Research Communities, addressing both:

  • Current EELA-2 small User Communities;
  • Larger VRCs from Earth, Life Sciences, HEP, etc.

Action plan: The objectives aforementioned are pursued following strategic lines of action.

  • GISELA establishes a self-sustainable Grid infrastructure from the one inherited from EELA-2, providing and supporting the basic (CORE) operation services. The Project affords network support by coordinating the internal networking related tasks and developing inter-operation agreements to consolidate the relationship with GÉANT2, CLARA, the NRENs and the NGIs, in Europe and Latin America;
  • GISELA works out, with CLARA, the model of sustainability for the e-Infrastructure best adapted to the CLARA and LA NRENs environment;
  • Under the GISELA supervision, CLARA identifies the NREN(s) that will be in charge of the Operation and Support of the e-Infrastructure, applying a business plan. GISELA intends to handover them the e-Infrastructure Operation and Support during the last Project semester.

Altogether GISELA:

  •  Ensures the proper access of GISELA users to the e-Infrastructure resources;
  • Supports Application developers and users over the whole process from deploying an Application up to running it in production;
  • Organises the training best adapted to each VRC;
  • Supports the use of the e-Infrastructure and Application-related Services already developed in EELA-2 and helps the users in the validation of these services in the context of their Application;
  • Participates in the development of new services requested by the VRCs and helps in the test and validation of these services for user’s Applications.



Edited by Philippe Gavillet  on 24/08/2010