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<a href="{% link organisation/documentation.md %}" class="btn btn-outline-primary">
<a href="{% link documentation.md %}" class="btn btn-outline-primary">
<h3><i class="fas fa-atom" aria-hidden="true"></i>&nbsp; Documentation</h3>
</a>
<p>See here for HIFIS Technical and Administrative Documentation, Policies and Internal Repositories.
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<a href="{% link organisation/index.html %}" class="btn btn-outline-primary">
<h3><i class="fas fa-atom" aria-hidden="true"></i>&nbsp; Team and Organisation</h3>
<a href="{% link structure/index.html %}" class="btn btn-outline-primary">
<h3><i class="fas fa-atom" aria-hidden="true"></i>&nbsp; Structure and Governance</h3>
</a>
<p>See here for insight into the organization of HIFIS, the HIFIS team and governance.</p>
<p>See here for insights into the organisation of HIFIS, the HIFIS clusters and governance.</p>
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---
title: HIFIS Backbone Cluster
title_image: default
layout: default
excerpt:
Overview of HIFIS Backbone Cluster.
redirect_from:
- services/backbone/index_eng.html
- services/backbone/index_ger.html
- services/backbone
- mission/cluster-backbone.html
---
## Backbone Services
The German Research Network (DFN) connects universities and research institutions and is integrated into the European and worldwide network of research and science networks. The Helmholtz Association's centres are directly connected to the DFN mainly with speeds between > 1 Gbit/s and < 10 Gbit/s, a good third with speeds of ≥ 10 Gbit/s (as of April 2018). A comparison with research communities and the associated networks for research and education (NRENs) in other countries shows that high-performance networking of the large labs in some NRENs has already been identified as strategic for research in recent years and high bandwidths have been established. At the same time, however, it also becomes clear that the Helmholtz Centres are in a comparatively good starting position with regard to connectivity for the establishment of a Helmholtz backbone.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be used efficiently to establish trust between the participating centres. In addition to cross-location intranets, VP networks can also be used for inter-institutional data backup, for example, in which a limited number of communication partners with a high volume of data are connected via high-availability networks. In the XWiN network of DFN, there are already several VPNs connected, to which experience and basics can be tied.
<div markdown="1" class="alert alert-software">
Against this background, the objectives of this work package are to provide a stable network infrastructure and jointly usable core services in order
to meet the increasing demand for networking of research and the increasing volume of data in the Helmholtz Association (keyword "data treasure").
Thus, the network of the individual Helmholtz Centres is to be networked on the basis of a high bandwidth with mutual trust and increased overall security.
It comprises a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that includes all centres and a guaranteed level of quality. In particular, the network should enable the cross-centre
use of scientific instruments and platforms and provide central basic services necessary for collaborative work.
These basic services include, above all, uniform Identity & Access Management (IAM).
The physical network and the basic services together form the prerequisites and foundation for a large number of higher-value services such as cloud services.
</div>
## Partners
* [DESY](https://www.desy.de) (cluster coordinator)
* AWI
* DKFZ
* FZJ
* HMGU
* [HZDR](https://www.hzdr.de)
* KIT
---
title: HIFIS Cloud Cluster
title_image: default
layout: default
excerpt:
Overview of HIFIS Cloud Cluster.
redirect_from:
- services/cloud/index_eng.html
- services/cloud/index_ger.html
- services/cloud
- mission/cluster-cloud.html
---
## Cloud Services: Helmholtz Cloud
{:.alert .alert-success}
The specific aim of the Cloud cluster is to provide the Helmholtz Cloud as a federated cloud platform.
Helmholtz Cloud offers services to the entire scientific community and partners in the long tail of science - not just selected large-scale projects. It thus complements the federal support services for large-scale projects both in breadth (support for projects of all sizes) and depth (focusing on the software and service level) and provides other platform topics with an access level for the services arising there.
The Federation primarily consists of existing heterogeneous solutions of the different centres (providers) and, where possible and reasonable, establishes a "meta-level" over these, e.g. a common access. Priority is given to the use of already existing services. To develop own solution is only exceptionally intended for solutions that are neither available in the Helmholtz Association nor on the IT market and are at the same time urgently needed for scientific work. The Federation will be gradually expanded to include innovative solutions.
In order to simplify the use of services from different providers for the centres and the researchers and to ensure with the help of guidelines that the framework conditions applicable to the Helmholtz Centres are adhered to, HIFIS creates organisational and legal prerequisites.
In particular, the cloud cluster is developing the technologies for access, harmonization, integration and provisioning of the services integrated into the Helmholtz Cloud network, and will make them available. It thus is creating the organisational and technical framework to open up a broad portfolio of services to all users of the Helmholtz Association and beyond through self-organisation. The connection to international developments (e.g. EOSC at European level) is regarded as essential and the "FAIR" principles in particular must be taken into account.
## Partners
* HZB (cluster coordinator)
* AWI
* DESY
* DKFZ
* FZJ
* HMGU
* KIT
{:.alert .alert-primary}
Science is increasingly relying on cloud services. The European network organisation [GEANT](https://www.geant.org/About) surveyed the national research and education networks (NRENs) for the year 2016 and found that between 50% and 60% of the NRENs surveyed by GEANT offer cloud services. Cloud services are ideally suited for the joint, cross-centre and cross-community processing of research tasks and for broad subsequent use. It is important that they are scalable, that the technical and legal requirements for use are met and that simple and high-performance access is guaranteed. At the same time, the decision to use such services requires that important criteria (ranging from service quality, IT security criteria and data protection to procedures for terminating the use of a cloud service) are taken into account and evaluated. Users will only (be able to) trust and use a federated cloud platform and the services offered therein if service design and service quality are transparent and the operational stability offered meets today's social requirements for mobility as well as location- and time-independent use.
---
title: HIFIS Software Cluster
title_image: default
layout: default
excerpt:
Overview of HIFIS Software Cluster.
redirect_from:
- services/software/index_eng.html
- services/software/index_ger.html
- services/software
- mission/cluster-software.html
---
## Detailed information
For detailed information and news on [HIFIS Software, click here!](https://software.hifis.net)
## Software Services
Software is an essential basis for the modern research process. It lays the foundation for the long-term, stable operation of research infrastructures, at the same time represents a major driver of innovation and contributes significantly to the acquisition of knowledge and the creation of value. After all, software itself is an important result of the research process. It is therefore not surprising that the Helmholtz Centres use and develop a wide variety of software. The spectrum ranges from a few lines of code for special tasks, to scripts for data preparation and small software tools, to extensive, complex program packages. This diversity is also expressed in the variety of programming languages, technologies and environments used.
The variety and especially the handling of scientific software vary strongly by research area, community or center and currently depend primarily on the importance for the own scientific added value and on the marketing prospects. Software is rarely regarded as an independent research product and there is hardly any sustainable use of it. This endangers the traceability and reproducibility of research results (Howinson 2016).
However, concrete practical offers and platforms to enable researchers to implement them are often lacking in the German research landscape or are very differently developed in the centres.
The aim of the _Software Services_ cluster is therefore to support the Helmholtz Centres in the sustainable use of research software through practical offerings and services.
<div markdown="1" class="alert alert-software">
Specifically, the work package addresses the following aspects in a sustainable manner:
* Researchers should be trained and supported to enable them to develop and publish high-quality, sustainable software.
* A technological infrastructure for the planning, development, quality assurance, publication and findability of research software should be made permanently available to researchers.
* The re-use of existing software by researchers is to be improved by providing tools for finding suitable software solutions, by arranging contact persons and know-how carriers, and by providing support in setting up communities for concrete research software.
</div>
## Partners
* [HZDR](https://www.hzdr.de) (cluster coordinator)
* [GFZ](https://www.gfz-potsdam.de)
* [DKFZ](https://www.dkfz.de)
* [DLR](https://www.dlr.de)
* [UFZ](https://www.ufz.de)
---
title: Helmholtz Incubator
title_image: default
layout: default
excerpt:
Detailed description of the HIFIS governance structures.
---
## The Helmholtz-Incubator Information & Data Science
The Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science was founded in June 2016 by the President of the Helmholtz Association in order to intelligently combine and enhance the diverse,
decentralised expertise of the Association in the broad field of Information & Data Science. To this end, all Helmholtz Centres have each sent two top-class scientists to the Helmholtz Incubator.
They are supported by proven experts from researching companies and well-known research institutions as well as several consulting firms. The Helmholtz Incubator is accompanied by the Helmholtz Association office.
The Helmholtz Incubator integrates existing, forward-looking initiatives of the Helmholtz Association through a community-wide bottom-up process.
The regular consolidation of the expertise of the Helmholtz Centres enables the visionary design of the Information & Data Science topic beyond the boundaries of centres and research areas.
The Helmholtz Incubator is breaking new ground in this dynamic, comprehensive and interdisciplinary way by setting strategic priorities.
The Helmholtz Incubator is currently pursuing the following goals:
* the regular interaction of creative minds from across the community,
* the creation of foundations for innovative, interdisciplinary networks and approaches,
* the identification of forward-looking topics and disruptive pilot projects,
* the planning and monitoring of long-term and community-wide platforms.
Within the Helmholtz Association, the Helmholtz Incubator has developed a high level of dynamism, formulated numerous impulses with a broad thematic scope,
facilitated a diverse exchange between digitisation experts from all domains, and thus initiated an in-depth strategy process.
In addition to HIFIS, the Incubator has initiated four other platforms:
* [Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA)](https://www.helmholtz-hida.de/)
* [Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (Helmholtz AI)](https://www.helmholtz.ai/)
* [Helmholtz Imaging Platform (HIP)](https://www.helmholtz-imaging.de/)
* [Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration](https://helmholtz-metadaten.de)
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- services/backbone
- mission/cluster-backbone.html
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- services/cloud/index_ger.html
- services/cloud
- mission/cluster-cloud.html
- services/software/index_eng.html
- services/software/index_ger.html
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- mission/cluster-software.html
---
HIFIS ensures an excellent information environment for outstanding research
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---
title: HIFIS Structure
title: Structure and Governance
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Overview of HIFIS Structure and Governance.
---
<p>
Helmholtz Federated IT Services (HIFIS) is one of the five overarching platforms in the context of the <a href="https://www.helmholtz.de/en/research/information-data-science/helmholtz-incubator/">Helmholtz Information
&amp; Data Science
Incubator</a>.</p><p>
11 out of 18 Helmholtz centres are members of HIFIS.
See <a href="{% link team.md %}"> here for an overview on our team</a>.</p>
<div class="image-block">
<img class="help-image right" alt="pic"
src="{{ site.directory.images | append: 'illustrations/undraw_software_engineer_lvl5.svg' | relative_url }}" />
<div>
<h1 id="Structure">HIFIS Structure</h1>
<p>
HIFIS is embedded in the context of the <a href="{% link organisation/incubator.md %}">Helmholtz Information
&amp; Data Science
Incubator</a>.
11 out of 18 Helmholtz centres are members of the HIFIS platform.
See <a href="{% link team.md %}"><strong>here for an overview on our team</strong></a>.</p>
<p>
For an extensive list of Helmholtz and international partners, see our
<a href="{% link partners.md %}"><strong>partners page</strong></a>.
</p>
<h4 id="competence-clusters">HIFIS Competence Clusters</h3>
<h1 id="Structure">Internal Structure</h1>
<h4 id="competence-clusters">Competence Clusters</h3>
<p>HIFIS works in three Competence Clusters which are distributed throughout different
Helmholtz research centers:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="{% link organisation/cluster-cloud.md %}">Cloud Services</a>: Federated platform for proven first
class cloud services;
led by <a href="https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/">HZB</a>.</li>
<li><a href="{% link organisation/cluster-backbone.md %}">Backbone Services</a>: High-performance trusted
<li><strong><a href="{% link services/index.md %}#cloud">Cloud Services</a>:</strong> Federated platform for proven first
class cloud services.
Lead: <a href="https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/">HZB</a>.</li>
<li><strong><a href="{% link services/index.md %}#backbone">Backbone Services</a>:</strong> High-performance trusted
network infrastructure with
unified basic services; led by <a href="https://www.desy.de/">DESY</a>.</li>
<li><a href="{% link organisation/cluster-software.md %}">Software Services</a>: Platform, training and support
unified basic services. Lead: <a href="https://www.desy.de/">DESY</a>.</li>
<li><strong><a href="{% link services/index.md %}#software">Software Services</a>:</strong> Platform, training and support
for high-quality,
sustainable software development, led by <a href="https://www.hzdr.de/">HZDR</a>.</li>
sustainable software development. Lead: <a href="https://www.hzdr.de/">HZDR</a>.</li>
</ul>
<p>Within the scope of the declared goals and achievements of the Helmholtz Association for HIFIS, the
respective centres steer the competence clusters.</p>
<p style="text-align:center;">
<img alt="Overview on the three HIFIS competence clusters"
src="{{ site.directory.images | append: 'services/cluster_centres.svg' | relative_url }}" /></p>
<h4 id="ict-office">ICT Office</h3>
<p>All competence clusters are connected through the HIFIS ICT Office.
It guarantees the technical and organisational coordination as well as the controlling and
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According to the specifications of the directors of the Helmholtz Association the Helmholtz ICT Federation
Board establishes the annual plan for HIFIS and reports about the implemented achievements to the Helmholtz
Incubator, with the Helmholtz Incubator reporting to the general assembly.
<a href="{% link organisation/members-fedboard.md %}">See here for a full list of members.</a></p>
</p><p><strong>
<a href="{% link structure/members-fedboard.md %}">See here for a full list of members of the ICT Federation Board.</a></strong></p>
<h3 id="scientific-advisory-board-sab">Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)</h3>
<p>Further, the Assembly of Members of the Helmholtz Association has installed the Scientific Advisory Board
(SAB). A total of 20 renowned international scientists contribute to HIFIS’s progress by their advice as SAB
members.
<a href="{% link organisation/members-sab.md %}">See here for a full list of SAB members.</a></p>
</p><p><strong>
<a href="{% link structure/members-sab.md %}">See here for a full list of SAB members.</a></strong></p>
</div>
</div>
<div class="image-attrib">Images by Katerina Limpitsouni via <a href="https://undraw.co/">undraw.co</a></div>
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