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agINFRA: a research data hub for agriculture, food and the environment.

Drakos A, Protonotarios V, Manouselis N - F1000Res (2015)

Bottom Line: Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data.On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes.This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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Affiliation: Polytechnic Building, University of Alcala, Barcelona, 28871, Spain.

ABSTRACT
The agINFRA project (www.aginfra.eu) was a European Commission funded project under the 7th Framework Programme that aimed to introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science. agINFRA has now evolved into the European hub for data-powered research on agriculture, food and the environment, serving the research community through multiple roles. Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data. On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes. This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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Documentation of the agINFRA REST API.Source: agINFRA website (www.aginfra.eu).
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f1: Documentation of the agINFRA REST API.Source: agINFRA website (www.aginfra.eu).

Mentions: From the beginning of the agINFRA project, it was promised to develop and deliver a shared technology infrastructure. During the lifetime of the project, agINFRA partners designed and deployed research infrastructure components and APIs (Application Profile Interfaces) that support the agINFRA applications and layers in a federated way. The agINFRA Virtual Organisation (VO) has been created to organise the infrastructure provided by the agINFRA partners (Institute of Physics Belgrade - IPB, Instituo Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science - SZTAKI) but also to connect with external infrastructure providers as for example the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), the National Centre for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ (NCSR) or other National Grid Initiatives through the European Grid Initiative network. The “vo.aginfra.eu” Virtual Organization (VO) supporting the agINFRA community is operated on the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) infrastructure, it is supported by all Grid sites participating in the project (AEGIS01-IPB-SCL, INFN-CATANIA, INFN-ROMA3 and SZTAKI), and it is delivering access to more than 2000 CPU cores and 900 TB of storage space to its users. The primary agINFRA Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) server (voms.ipb.ac.rs) is installed at the IPB. The name vo.aginfra.eu is chosen with a format recommended by EGI, and allows global VO registration at CIC portal that will certainly increase VO visibility3. On top of the agINFRA infrastructure a number of application have been ported to the Grid infrastructure (Grid modules) with a RESTful interface on top that enables configuration of application input parameters and output retrieval. For each of the Grid modules, the applications had to be gridified and exposed through a RESTful API (Figure 1). All the ported applications are related with the aggregation and management of data (e.g. agHarvester) and the list of the services is available through the API section of the agINFRA site (www.aginfra.eu/api).


agINFRA: a research data hub for agriculture, food and the environment.

Drakos A, Protonotarios V, Manouselis N - F1000Res (2015)

Documentation of the agINFRA REST API.Source: agINFRA website (www.aginfra.eu).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1: Documentation of the agINFRA REST API.Source: agINFRA website (www.aginfra.eu).
Mentions: From the beginning of the agINFRA project, it was promised to develop and deliver a shared technology infrastructure. During the lifetime of the project, agINFRA partners designed and deployed research infrastructure components and APIs (Application Profile Interfaces) that support the agINFRA applications and layers in a federated way. The agINFRA Virtual Organisation (VO) has been created to organise the infrastructure provided by the agINFRA partners (Institute of Physics Belgrade - IPB, Instituo Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science - SZTAKI) but also to connect with external infrastructure providers as for example the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), the National Centre for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ (NCSR) or other National Grid Initiatives through the European Grid Initiative network. The “vo.aginfra.eu” Virtual Organization (VO) supporting the agINFRA community is operated on the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) infrastructure, it is supported by all Grid sites participating in the project (AEGIS01-IPB-SCL, INFN-CATANIA, INFN-ROMA3 and SZTAKI), and it is delivering access to more than 2000 CPU cores and 900 TB of storage space to its users. The primary agINFRA Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) server (voms.ipb.ac.rs) is installed at the IPB. The name vo.aginfra.eu is chosen with a format recommended by EGI, and allows global VO registration at CIC portal that will certainly increase VO visibility3. On top of the agINFRA infrastructure a number of application have been ported to the Grid infrastructure (Grid modules) with a RESTful interface on top that enables configuration of application input parameters and output retrieval. For each of the Grid modules, the applications had to be gridified and exposed through a RESTful API (Figure 1). All the ported applications are related with the aggregation and management of data (e.g. agHarvester) and the list of the services is available through the API section of the agINFRA site (www.aginfra.eu/api).

Bottom Line: Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data.On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes.This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Polytechnic Building, University of Alcala, Barcelona, 28871, Spain.

ABSTRACT
The agINFRA project (www.aginfra.eu) was a European Commission funded project under the 7th Framework Programme that aimed to introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science. agINFRA has now evolved into the European hub for data-powered research on agriculture, food and the environment, serving the research community through multiple roles. Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data. On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes. This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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