EGI Document 3602-v2

MoU Between EGI Foundation and CNIC, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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This Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) is made between:

EGI Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established under the Dutch law to coordinate the EGI federation (abbreviated as “EGI”)


Computer Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an institute of informatization affiliated to the national science academy under the law of the People’s Republic of China (“CNIC”).

(1) The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to define a framework of long-term collaboration between the Parties to enable the vision of jointly providing sustainable e-Infrastructure services for European and Chinese scientists and supporting international scientific research activities.
(2) The parties will continue exploring collaboration opportunities to:
• Enhance the capacities of both Parties by exchanging solutions and good practices for federating resources across countries, by collaborating on pilots and experimental activities to support the need of research communities of interest to the Parties, and by developing and integrating advanced information technologies and applications to ensure cross-infrastructure interoperability.
• Establish a governance framework defining policies, procedures, operational tools and Operation Level Agreements (OLA) that ensure interoperability of federated e-infrastructure service management across the infrastructures operates by the Parties.
• Strengthen the collaboration by establishing working groups on technical, policy and operational topics of joint interest, by exchanging expertise and staff members as necessary and by coordinating support activities towards research communities of common relevance.
• Jointly coordinate user communities support activities, including, outreach, training, coordinated expert support, coordinated infrastructure provisioning, for example through the organization of jointly supported open calls and the organization of international support teams.

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