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Accelerating user-driven e-infrastructure innovation in food and agriculture (AgINFRA+)

01/2017-12/2019

This third-party funded project is conducted in the framework of the BfR research programme on the safety of national and international supply chains.

EU grant agreement number: 731001

Project homepage: www.plus.aginfra.eu

Project description:

AGINFRA+ aims to exploit core e-infrastructures, such as EGI.eu, OpenAIRE, EUDAT and D4Science, with a view towards the evolution of the AGINFRA data infrastructure, so as to provide a sustainable channel addressing adjacent but not fully connected user communities around agriculture and food.

To this end, the project will develop and provide the necessary specifications and components to allow the rapid and intuitive development of variegating data analysis workflows, where the functionalities for data storage and indexing, algorithm execution, results visualisation and deployment are provided by specialised services utilising cloud based infrastructure(s). Furthermore, AGINFRA+ aspires to establish a framework facilitating the transparent documentation and exploitation and publication of research assets (datasets, mathematical models, software components results and publications) within AGINFRA, in order to enable their reuse and repurposing from the wider research community.

BfR part of the project:

In the context of the Food Safety Risk Assessment pilot, the AGINFRA+ project will assess the usefulness of AGINFRA components and APIs to support data-intensive applications powered by the FoodRisk-Labs suite of software tools (https://foodrisklabs.bfr.bund.de). This includes the extension of FoodRisk-Labs’ capabilities to handle large-scale datasets, visualise complex data, mathematical models and simulation results. and to deploy generated data processing workflows as web-based services.

Project partners:

  • Agroknow, Greece (coordination)
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
  • The National Research Council, Italy
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, The Netherlands
  • University of Athens, Greece
  • Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria

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AGINFRA+ Project at a Glance

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