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Responsibilities of the D-Grid GmbH

  • Coordination of the D-Grid projects

  • Support of the projects with building a sustainable Grid infrastructure in Germany

  • Assistance in the organization of project-spanning workshops and events

  • Aid in the development of business models for specific D-Grid projects

  • Resolution of organizational, legal and international issues

  • Representation of German interests in the context of international cooperations

  • Overall and cross-project public relations

  • Leverage of the D-Grid infrastructure usage to the overall research funding mission

About us

The D-Grid Development and Operating Company (D-Grid GmbH) is a non-profit corporation founded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It has the goal to ensure efficient collaboration and cooperation between the different projects within and to foster competitive progress of the D-Grid Initiative.

The D-Grid Initiative aims to integrate applications from a broad range of areas and communities. For this reason, the BMBF has funded efforts from highly different disciplines: D-Grid currently comprises more than 20 projects with over 100 partners (excluding the projects from the upcoming Third Call for Participation). Additionally, several other institutions have been provided with special grants for provisioning computing and data resources to the whole D-Grid project and user community in order to ensure uninterrupted operation of the project-specific facilities.

The D-Grid GmbH has been established in 2008 to coordinate and support this variety of individual activities within D-Grid.