About HIFIS

HIFIS aims to ensure an excellent information environment for outstanding research in all Helmholtz research fields and a seamless and performant IT-infrastructure connecting knowledge from all centres. It will build a secure and easy-to-use collaborative environment with efficiently accessible ICT services from anywhere. HIFIS will also support the development of research software with a high level of quality, visibility and sustainability.

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Cloud Services

The competence cluster "Cloud Services" aims to provide a federated cloud platform with services for the whole scientific community and its partners on a broad level (more than selected large-scale projects). The federation preferentially compounds of existing solutions of the various service providers. A common abstraction layer allows an easy and consistent access for the user. The cloud platform will be gradually extended by innovative solutions.

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Backbone Services

The objectives of the HIFIS competence cluster "Backbone Services" are to provide a stable network infrastructure and jointly usable core services in order to meet the increasing demand for interconnection of research and the increasing volume of data in the Helmholtz Association (keyword "data treasure").

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Software Services

The "Software Services" Competence Cluster will train and support researchers in order to enable them to develop and publish software of appropriate quality that can be sustainably maintained and used. In addition, the re-use of existing software by researchers is promoted by providing tools for finding and using suitable software solutions, by providing contact persons and know-how carriers, and by providing support in building communities for concrete research software.

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