NGS Innovation Forum

This November the UK´s National Grid Service (NGS) - the British NGI in conjunction with GridPP - will hold the third annual NGS Innovation Forum event at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Didcot near Oxford, UK. 

The NGS has an ever-growing number of users from a wide range of research areas – from social sciences to particle physics.  The NGS Innovation Forum is an annual event which enables NGS users, NGS staff, technical staff from NGS member institutions and other interested parties to get together and hear about our latest developments and to feedback their requirements and comments direct to the NGS. This year the innovation Forum will feature user presentations from engineers, social scientists and computational biologists who will demonstrate how they have used NGS resources in their research.  There will also be presentations on major European projects such as EGI, ELIXIR and CLARIN. 

We want the attendees to leave the event with new knowledge about NGS developments and be able to implement this in their day to day research.  To enable this we have demonstrations of 5 tools available from the NGS which will be presented in a “walk-through” style.  The demos are:

  • NGS User Interface /Workload Management System
  • Application Hosting Environment
  • HERMES data management tool
  • NGS Database Service
  • NGS Desktop tools

Registration for the event is now open to all and will close on the 12th of November.  Attendees are welcome to attend for one or both days of the event.  A full agenda and the link to registration is available at http://www.ngs.ac.uk/events/ngs-IF10.