IPERION HSIntegrating Platform for the European Research Infrastructure

Glossary

Access: ‘access’ refers to the legitimate and authorised physical, remote and virtual admission to, interactions with and use of Research Infrastructures and to services offered by Research Infrastructures to Users. Such Access can be granted, amongst others, to machine time, computing resources, software, data, data-communication services, trust and authentication services, sample preparation, archives, collections, the set-up, execution and dismantling of experiments, education and training, expert support and analytical services.

Access provider: means the IPERION CH participant that is in charge of providing access to the infrastructure/s or installation/s.

Access Unit: The Access Unit is a measure specifying the Access offered to the Users. Research Infrastructures are responsible for the definition of Access Units, which may vary from e.g. precise values like hours or sessions of beam time processing time, to gigabytes transmitted for the conduction of complex experiments and projects up to quotations based on an inventory of Users’ needs.

Research Infrastructure: are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. They include: major scientific equipment (or sets of instruments), knowledge-based resources such as collections, archives and scientific data, e-infrastructures, such as data and computing systems and communication networks and any other tools that are essential to achieve excellence in research and innovation. They may be ‘single-site’, ‘virtual’ and ‘distributed’.

Installation: means a part of an infrastructure that could be used independently from the rest,

User: ‘users’ of Research Infrastructures can be individuals, teams and institutions from academia business, industry and public services. They are engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems and also in the management of projects. Teams can include researchers, doctoral candidates, technical staff and students participating in research in the framework of their studies.

User Group: means a research team of one or more researchers given access to the infrastructure under the project. A User Group is led by a user User Group Leader.