Welcome to the Life-Science Grid Community



  • April 2015: Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP) inspires EGI. Also see a typical usecase on multiple sclerosis.
  • December 2013: VAPOR beta version released.
  • December 2013: MosGrid VO joins LSGC.
  • November 2013: according to EGI's accounting statistics, LSGC VOs have been the most active ones in Life-Sciences in terms of number of executed jobs and consumed CPU during the last year. This graph shows the per-VO distribution of the normalized CPU time consumed by Life-Science VOs in EGI from December 2012 to November 2013 (total: 230,367,332 normalized CPU hours):
Per-VO distribution of the normalized CPU time consumed by Life-Science VOs in EGI from December 2012 to November 2013 (total: 230,367,332 normalized CPU hours)
  • May 2013: Johan Montagnat is elected as LSGC coordinator for the next year.
  • April 2013: DECIDE joins LSGC.

General presentation

LSGC members

The LSGC represents some 500 users from the following virtual organizations:


EGI applications of the life-science field (includes applications ported in VOs that are not part of the LSGC; doesn't include non-EGI VOs, e.g., medigrid, pneumogrid):

Contributors and collaborations

The following National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) actively follow and/or contribute to LSGC activities:

NGIs of the following countries contribute compute and storage resources + admin teams to LSGC users: Asia Pacific, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, GISELA project, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK.

Contact us if you think your NGI should appear in this list).

egi2.jpg The European Grid Initiative is a central and critical body to help liaising with NGIs. It provides us with sustained user support and brings our technical requirements to the technology providers (see Memorandum of Understanding)

scalalife3.jpg Scalalife helps LSGC users porting their applications to High-Performance Computing systems (see letter of intent). The ScalaLife project intends to build a cross-disciplinary Competence Centre for life science software that should evolve to a "one-stop-shop" for users and developers of Life Science software alike.



  • The VO Admin Dashboard portal provides an integrated view over several other portals based on the selected VO. Integrated portals are: Ops Portal, CIC, GGUS, GStat, GOCDB, VOMS Admin, Apps DB, RT. It is still under development, later on Nagios alamrs should be included into the view.
  • The VO Operations Dashboard provides visualization and classification of Nagios alarms, the integration with the GGUS ticketing system to assist in the creation and follow-up of GGUS team tickets, cross information with resource status from GOCDB, support shifts team organization and takeover reports, as well as advanced features like the detection of flapping service (in development). This portal is still under development, but it is expected to become the main monitoring tool used on a daily basis by the biomed support team.
  • The VO Administration and Operations portal, VAPOR, was released in 2014. It helps VO managers in the monitoring of resources and the VO data management.

List of requirements submitted to EGI

Current list of requirements submitted by LSGC users to EGI (detailed information about the requirement gathering process and channels is available here.


  • EGI training events:


Next meeting: May 13, 2014, 3pm (skype).

Previous meetings:

Past news

  • A letter of intent was signed between with Scalalife. Scalalife will help porting applications to HPC resources.
  • [June 2011] June marked another step forward for the LSGC as we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Grid Infrastructure. The MoU will solidify the relationship between the two, bringing benefits to grid users. See also the presentation of Steve Brewer on how EGI supports Life-Sciences.