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1 Web: The Future of OMII-UK e-Science: the Changing Landscape 17 April 2009 Neil Chue Hong

2 Web: The Future of OMII-UK What should OMII-UK evolve into to meet the needs of the e-Research community in 2010 and beyond?

3 Web: Changing OMII-UK Mission Our mission is to provide Grid software distributions of choice for application scientists and industry wishing to either establish a grid infrastructure and/or develop applications and services for a grid infrastructure Our mission is to provide software and support to enable a sustained future for the UK e-Science community and its international collaborators Our mission is to cultivate and sustain community software important to research

4 Web: Changing the direction of the organisation Productise software on behalf of the developers Sustain software on behalf of the users We are farmers, not hunter-gatherers

5 Web: Changing the direction of the organisation Facilitating mutual benefit between all participants

6 Web: OMII-UK Cycle for Software Sustainability What works? Whats needed? Whats doable? Whats sustainable? Requirements gathering Software expertise Market research Domain expertise Best practice; Process Specialist Development Software products; Community services Standards; Information

7 Web: OMII-UK Cycle for Software Sustainability What works? Whats needed? Whats doable? Whats sustainable? Best practice; Process Specialist Development Software products; Community services Standards; Information

8 Funding Heroic Research Everyday Research Production Use Commercial Exploitation Technical support and advice In-house core development activity Commissioning software Integration & customization of existing external & internal software Evaluation of existing external software, dissemination of best practice Evaluation of standards, dissemination of best practice Development & implementation of standards Improving ease of use Improving ease of installation Software hardening, reliability, scalability Business intelligence for research Community development and consultancy Information dissemination : website, keynotes, tutorials, other training Project specific technical and managerial consultancy Software Repository Community Building Foundation Services Responsive Development

9 Web: Services for eResearch software Design /Code Evaluation Integration Software Support Documentation and Training Software Improvement Software Deployment Promotion + Exploitation Innovators Providers Users Community Development Requirements Gathering Testing / Dev Infrastructure Packaging/ porting Governance Deployment Analysis Software Contributions Information Provision Campus Grid GridSAM OGSA-DAI/LaQuAT Rapid SAGA Taverna/caBIG

10 Web: Engaging Research with e-Infrastructure Interviews Projects Dissemination AdoptionNew requirements Wider deployment

11 Web: Simplifying a complex system? Standardised Interfaces Appropriate documentation BIG RED BUTTON!

12 Web: The Future of OMII-UK Working to be the national focal point driving the continued improvement and impact of community software for e-Research o To build communities of users, developers and providers, with confidence in the software o To be a leading authority on best practice in building shareable research software o To enable and improve multi-disciplinary use o To engage pro-actively with the international community

13 Web: Further Information OMII-UK Collaborations Workshop 2009 o 30 April – 1 st May, Edinburgh o OMII-UK Web Site o OMII-UK Newsletter o In your pack! OMII-UK / ENGAGE Demos o After lunch


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