Apply for e-infrastructure resources
Applications submitted during an ongoing period, before the next upcoming deadline, will be case handled by the Resource Allocation Committee prior to the allocation period starts. If you submit an application for an ongoing period, these will be prosessed within a couple of working days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions before submitting an application.
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Please read the guide below prior to applying.
Guide on how to apply for resources
Who can apply?
Individuals and groups from the following Norwegian organizations can apply for access to the resources in the national e-infrastructure:
- Norwegian universities and university colleges
- Governmental Research Centers
- Entities or projects financed by the Ministry of Education and Research or the Research Council of Norway
- Norwegian hospitals
- Industrial parties who contribute to the funding of the e-infrastructure
The resources in the national e-infrastructure are available for research and education, but written agreements may be established with Sigma2 for other usage of the resources. Organizations that do not fall in the above categories, but that would like to have access, should contact Sigma2.
Costs for using the e-infrastructure
HPC, Storage services and TSD services are subject to a user contribution model. As of today, cost for the resources will depend on the funding supporting the research project.
Due to upcoming changes in the collaboration agreement with the four partner universities, the contribution model will change in the near future.
Please refer to this news article for more information.
Project leadership criterias
The applicant must either hold a permanent position, be a postdoctoral fellow or be a temporary employed researcher at his/her organization. Master students, PhD students and guest researchers cannot apply directly, but must do this via a colleague (e.g., supervisor) that holds a permanent position or is a postdoctoral fellow at the organization
The qualified user has to be project leader for the project, but it is possible for other researchers to be assigned as assistant project leaders, so called executive officers (XO).
Already a user?
Users with existing national e-infrastructure projects may renew their projects or apply for extra resources through the Metacenter Administration System (MAS).
Note that only project leaders or executive officers can apply for quota.