9-11 October 2018
Europe/Lisbon timezone

ELIXIR Cloud Analysis Platform Demonstration for EOSC

Not scheduled


ISCTE, University of Lisbon
Demo Demos


Mr Shubham Kapoor (CSC) Steven Newhouse (EMBL) Susheel Varma (EMBL) Tommi Nyronen (CSC)


The aim of the ELIXIR Cloud Analysis Platform is to co-develop and implement an integrated cloud platform that is compliant with relevant global standards/specifications, like the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and deployable on cloud resources within ELIXIR, EOSC and global cloud providers. To date, six ELIXIR nodes (EMBL-EBI, ELIXIR-FI, ELIXIR-DE, ELIXIR-CH, ELIXIR-UK and ELIXIR-IT) have committed resources to develop and implement standards-compliant cloud federation service. The project will leverage the multiple GA4GH specifications, namely those from the Cloud (TRS, DOS, WES and TES), Discovery (Search, Service Registry), DURI (DUO, BonaFide), LSG (htsget, RefSeq) and Data Security (AAI) work stream areas. ![ELIXIR Cloud Analysis Platform Atchitecture][1] The end-to-end demonstration will leverage technical AAI integration between EOSC and ELIXIR AAI to deploy a federated GA4GH compliant workflow analysis service. The service once provisioned using EOSC credentials can subsequently be used by life science researchers to submit standardised workflow descriptions (CWL) to be executed by a Workflow Execution Service which can further leverage Europe-wide distributed task execution services stationed in a number of ELIXIR national nodes. The specific scientific drivers for this ELIXIR EOSC collaboration is to address the large-scale challenges in analysing Marine Metagenomics/Transcriptomics, distributed computational services to address workflow access to sensitive data (EGA, Local EGA) and support for large-scale on-demand industry-driven research workflow execution for Protein homology/analogy recognition As A Service. [1]: https://github.com/EMBL-EBI-TSI/TESK/raw/master/documentation/img/project-architecture.png


A demonstration of a science-driven workflow using an ELIXIR Cloud Analysis Platform to deliver standardised, federated workflow analysis platform leveraging a pan-European EOSC-compliant cloud infrastructure.

Type of abstract Demo

Primary author

Susheel Varma (EMBL)


Mrs Ania Niewielska (EMBL) Mr Erik van den Bergh (EMBL) Gianni Dalla Torre (EMBL) Mr Jaakko Leinonen (CSC) Mr Olli Tourunen (CSC) Mr Pau Ruiz Safont (EMBL) Mr Risto Laurikainen (CSC) Mr Shubham Kapoor (CSC) Steven Newhouse (EMBL) Tommi Nyronen (CSC)

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