Chalmers e-commons is the gateway to a collection of local, national, and international digital expert functions and resources. Researchers, research groups and research infrastructures at Chalmers can turn to e-commons for support in making large-scale computingalculations/analyzes and managing research data throughout its life cycle; from collecting, storing, and handling of data, to analysis and publication of data.
Chalmers e-commons is mainly aimed at researchers at Chalmers for the time being, but certain resources and expert functions are also made available to those outside the university through the national e-infrastructures Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) and InfraVis, which will be established during 2022.
Chalmers e-commons offers:
- Digital expertise and support.
E-commons co-workers guide you to the digital resources that are most suitable for your project and support you in how to use the resources in the best possible way. E-commons research engineers can also participate in more extensive collaborations with your research group.
- Large-scale calculations, visualizations, and analysis of research data.
E-commons is a gateway to resources for analysis of data, simulations, and other calculations.
- Storage, handling and sharing of data.
You can turn to e-commons for help with management of research data, including personal data, and for aspects of GDPR. You can also get support in establishing data management plans and help publish and storing research data according to current legal requirements, policies, and guidelines.
How to access e-commons
Researchers and doctoral students at Chalmers have access to support and resources within e-commons. At e-commons you can also get help with access to national and international digital research infrastructures. E-commons’ basic resources are free at a point of use for researchers and doctoral students. More extensive collaboration with e-commons can, however, involve various forms of fees.
You can reach Chalmers e-commons by emailing their shared mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital infrastructure for research
E-commons is the result of an extensive preparatory work within Chalmers' research organisation. Already existing resources, activities, and expertise in digital infrastructure for research have been integrated and further developed into e-commons, with a joint strategy and governance.
Examples of the resources and the expertise that are integrated in e-commons are available within the Chalmers Center for Computational Science and Engineering, C3SE, the library and the Department of Communication and Learning in Science, the IT department and the Chalmers common operations support. The e-commons’ initiative also includes an investment in digital research engineers who can support Chalmers researchers in several areas of interest.
E-commons gather the use of digital resources in national digital infrastructures, such as the Swedish National Data Service (SND) and the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), and international initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European HPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC).