WP6 provides support for a variety of specialised grid services, both oriented to improve the experience of application developers, as well as oriented to provide better administration of the grid infrastructure.

One of these services is the OurGrid middleware. A small OurGrid Community is currently in operation. A live snapshot of the system can be seen at https://status.ourgrid.org/, while statistics gathered along the time are available at https://charts.ourgrid.org/. More details on how to deploy an OurGrid site or how to use OurGrid to run bag-of-tasks applications can be found at https://www.ourgrid.org/. You can also try the system without installing any software, by simply creating an account in our public portal available at https://portal.ourgrid.org/.

GISELA users can also use DIRAC Services through Web Portals. DIRAC Web Portal is a secure interface based on grid certificates, that allows users to display information from jobs as JDLs, attributes, history, peek output of jobs while running, access logs, plot statistics, and also perform actions on a job or group of jobs, such as: reschedule, kill or delete jobs.  In other words, it mimics a desktop application. The users must be registered in the DIRAC server in order to fully use the Web Portal, and the requirement is to belong to one of the VOs supported by GISELA. Currently, three portals have been deployed: one at UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro (https://dirac.eela.if.ufrj.br/), another at UFCG in Campina Grande (https://guaivira.lsd.ufcg.edu.br/), and the other is at UP in Porto (https://dirac.up.pt/). The three web portals are connected to DIRAC Central Services, this ensures that the same data is showed indifferently of which portal is used. For applying to an account, please send an e-mail to Vanessa Hamar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finally, users can also access GISELA infrastructure through the GISELA Scientific Gateway. It uses the SAGA API to seamlessly submit jobs to bith the gLite and the OurGrid infrastructures, thanks to the JSAGA OurGrid Adaptor that has been developed as part of the WP6 activities.


The Dissemination & Outreach Work Package (WP2) cares of the Project relations with the press, the realisation of publicity material (Bulletins, flyers, facsheets) and the organisation of GISELA events (Conference, Workshops, Virtual Meetings) as illustrated below.


A summary of GISELA's WP2 accomplishments - July 2012



GISELA's Web  Bulletin - July 2012



GISELA's 4th Bulletin - July 2012



GISELA tweets - July 2012



GISELA announces through GridCast - June 2012


GridCast collaboration with the Joint GISELA-CHAIN Conference - June 2012



The Joint GISELA-CHAIN Conference site - June-July 2012


The Dia Virtual de e-Infraestructura - May 2012


GISELA's 3rd Bulletin - April 2012



Distribution of the CLARA model derived from the Business Plan - February 2012



Joint GISELA-CHAIN Conference flyer - February 2012



GISELA Science Gateway flyer - January 2012



RedCLARA announces the Special Edition Bulletin - February 2012



Special Edition Bulletin - January 2012



Joint work example: CEDIA announces the 2nd GISELA Bulletin - October 2011



GISELA's 2nd Bulletin - October 2011



GISELA Briefing July-August 2011



GISELA Briefing June 2011



Resumen Informativo GISELA - May 2011



GISELAS's profile in EGI's site - May 2011



An example of diseemination with other projects. RedCLARA announces the 1st GISELA Bulletin - March 2011


GISELA's 1st Bulletin - March 2011



10 Good Reasons to become a GISELA User flyer - March 2011




Announcement of the CHAIN / GISELA / EPIKH School & Workshop in the Technical Unniversity Federico Santat Maria (Chile) from 22 Nov. to 10 Dec. 2010  -  October 2010


GISELA-EPIKH-CHAIN announce joint events - October 2010


iSGTW annunches that GISELA has been launched - September 2010


The GISELA press release about the Kick-off Meeting -  September 2010






Edited by Herbert Hoeger on 19/07/2012

E-Science initiative: Red Española de e-Ciencia

NGI name: Spanish National Grid Initiative

National Grid Certification Authority URL: pkIRISGrid


EELA-2 Institutions participating in the JRU / NGI:


  • CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas)


  • CESGA (Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia)
  • MAAT (MAAT GKnowledge)
  • UC (Universidad de Cantabria)
  • UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • UEX (Universidad de Extremadura)
  • GRyCAP-UPV (Grupo de Reds y Computación de Altas Prestaciones)

e-Infrastructure National Strategy:


National Level Projects:


Other Sources of Funding in Grid Area:


National-level Services: https://www.rediris.es/lared/

National Research and Education Network: RedIRIS (Red Académica y de Investigación Española), connected to the GÉANT Network (Bandwiths info available at https://www.rediris.es/lared/externas.html)

NGI name: INGRID (Iniciativa Nacional GRID)

National Grid Certification Authority URL:


EELA-2 Institutions participating in the JRU / NGI:


  • UPORTO (Universidade do Porto)


  • UAVEIRO (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • UMINHO (Universidade do Minho)

e-Infrastructure National Strategy:


National Level Projects:


Other Sources of Funding in Grid Area:


National-level Services:


National Research and Education Network: RCTS (Rede Ciência Tecnologia e Sociedade), operated by the FCCN (Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional), is connected to the GÉANT Network at 10 Gbps.