You can find in the links below, information to fully explore the potentialities of the use of the GISELA e-Infrastructure through  the Science Gateway, to improve your user experience or to help developing new important distributed Applications:

  • New users: in order to get access to the e-Infrastructure, you may browse our Support Centre and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Besides, as a first step we recommend a look the e-Infrastructure User Guide. It will explain what you have to do to starting using the GISELA Infrastructure right now!
  • WP6 provides a portfolio of extended services. Documentation about these services is available here.


Edited by Philippe Gavillet on 20/02/2012

The following entries provide up-to-date information such as recent Dissemination & Outreach actions, status of the Virtual Research Communities, Monitoring and Statistical figures on the e-Infrastructure use, to  illustrate the achievements of the various GISELA Work Packages over the course of the project:

WP2: Dissemination and Outreach

WP3: User Communities Support

WP4: NGI / LGI Infrastructure Services

WP5: Network Resource Provision

WP6: Infrastructure and Applications-oriented Services for User Communities


Edited by Ph.Gavillet on 20/05/2011

  • How to Join GISELA

Joining GISELA means becoming a Beneficiary of the Project.

If your institution is willing to join the GISELA Consortium, you are kindly requested to follow the steps below.

1- If a Joint Research Unit (JRU) already exists in your country, you must join it before any contact with GISELA. To do so, comtact the JRU coordinator and sign a Memorandum of Undersanding (MoU).  Information about the existing JRUs (and / or NGIs) can be found at NGIs and JRUs Status . If there is no JRU in your country, then proceed to step 3.

2- Send the signed MoU (electronic and original) to the GISELA Project Office (hlp-gisela at and proceed to next step.

3- Answer the SURVEY.This survey will be reviewed by the GISELA Technical Board that will advise the Project Management. The Project Coordinator will contact you, either denying your request, or (hopefully) accepting it, perhaps under some conditions.

4- Then, send the profile of your institution and the CVs of 3 key persons to the Project Office . A model of this document can be obtained upon request to the Project Office (hlp-gisela at

5- You will have then to register your organisation using the European Commission URF webtool in order to be allocated a Participant Identification Code (PIC number). Please consult  CORDIS

6- Once your organisation has been allocated a PIC number, please send it to the Project Office that will imediately send you a Legal Entities Form template to be filled in, signed, stamped and sent back. Moreover, you will have to provide the requested Legal and Value Added Tax (if relevant) documents establishing the juridical existence of your organisation.

7- Fill in, sign and stamp the official European Commission GPF document that will be sent to you by the Project Office.

8- Fill in, sign and stamp the official European Commission Form B document that will be sent to you by the Project Office.



  • How to Collaborate with GISELA

GISELA is open to collaboration with institutions / projects, public or private, whose activities are compatible with its Objectives

Collaborate means using the GISELA infrastructure, submitting applications and benefiting from technical support.

The first step is to answer the SURVEY.

Once done, you will be contacted by one of the members of the GISELA Technical Board (tecbor at who will provide you with further information.

Then, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), defining the terms of the collaboration, will be established between GISELA and your institute / project. The template of this MoU can be downloaded from GISELA Documents Server.



Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the Management of the Project (manbor at or the Project Office (hlp-gisela at





Edited by Bernard Marechal on 29/10/2010

GISELA uses the European and Latin American research networks to connect the providers of computing,storage, instrumentation and applications resources with users in VRCs. These networking activities are being operated by CLARA and LA NRENs. As in EELA-2, the objective of the GISELA Network Provisioning and Support Work Package is to play a central role in:

  • Network related activities;
  • Network engineering and operations support integrated with the CLARA Operations Centre;
  • Management of the relationships between GISELA, CLARA, GÉANT and NRENs in Latin America and Europe;
  • Strengthening of the link between the VRC needs and their partner in the “Network/NREN” communities
  • Automation (to the extent possible) of the processes for network service provisioning for GISELA VRCs.

The "Network Resource Provision" Work Package (WP5) is split into three (3) tasks:


TWP5.1: Overall Networking Coordination (led by CLARA)

This task will manage the provisioning of reliable Network Resources for the e-Infrastructure, by means of  a coherent collaboration between a large numbers of different parties from the CLARA/LA-NRENs, GEANT2/EU-NRENs and GISELA VRCs.


TWP5.2: Network Engineering and Operation (led by CLARA)

Through the  CLARA’s Networking Support Centre (NSC), this task will be responsible for all the interactions between GISELA, the NRENs and continental backbones for operational issues, acting as an interface between the Grid  and the Network infrastructures.


TWP5.3: Liaison with Network Providers (led by CLARA)

This task is responsible for interacting with the Network Providers composing the project network overlay infrastructure. It cares with the Network Providers of issues concerning the deployment of new Networking Infrastructure and Services and of the adoption of networking operational procedures defined by GISELA.


WP5 Team
Name Role Institution
Gilberto Díaz WP Manager ULA
Leandro Ciuffo WP Deputy RNP
Nelson Vicuña Task Leader UDO








Edited by Gilberto Díaz & Philippe Gavillet  on 26/08/2012