The SCI-BUS projects is looking for partners

The SCI-BUS (Scientific gateway Based User Support) project is looking for six subcontractors. The subcontractors are expected to bring in new user communities preferably with an application area and segment of community which is not yet covered by any project consortium member. The task of subcontractors will be to develop their application-specific gateways and to contribute to the dissemination of the SCI-BUS technology through their user communities.

SCI-BUS aims to create a toolset to provide seamless access to major computing, data and networking infrastructures and services in Europe including clusters, supercomputers, grids, desktop grids, academic and commercial clouds.

SCI-BUS will create 11 application-specific customised gateways and to provide services for user communities including astrophysics, seismology, helio-physics, bio-science, computational chemistry, biomedical communities, PireGrid SMEs community, Blender community, citizens'web-2 community, DCI application developer community or business process modelling community.

We are looking for organisations whose communities need a science gateway to access DCI resources in a convenient and transparent way, that are willing to work with the widely used Liferay based WS-PGRADE/gUSE portal that enables customisation to the needs of each community. Specifically, the goals of bringing subcontractors into the project are:

  • To support communities not covered by the current consortium

  • To validate the ASM (Application Specific Module) API and the customization methodology

  • To get more feedback from user communities

  • To increase the number of customized gateways

  • To increase the number of portlets in the Portlet Repository

  • To increase the number of applications in the Application Repository

  • To increase the overall impact of the project

SCI-BUS offers a financial contribution of 20.000 €. Successful applicants will be invited to join the SCI-BUS project as subcontractors, following the rules laid out by the European Commission for subcontracts in Seventh Framework projects.

This call is open both to academic organisations that we expect to represent a wide user community (preferably within the EU and ICPC countries), and to industrial organisations that we expect to be part of a broad user community that includes at least several user companies.

Please, feel free to contact the SCI-BUS consortium at any time. Our goal is to select the best possible candidates and hence we will help you filling in the application form.

The application form and template will be made available on the web and it can be submitted before 29th February, 2012. We kindly ask all applicants to fill out the template thoroughly.


  • Submission deadline: February 29, 2012

  • Subcontractors selected: March 25, 2012

  • Contracts signed, including a development and deployment plan: June 5, 2012

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