The research work in agronomy is evolving and is becoming more and more dematerialized. Researchers need to be able to access their data and analyze them on any machine, using powerful computing services (such as EGI). Moreover, the experiments reproducibility requires data accessibility. The researchers have to collaborate by sharing their data and data treatment processes. The AGINFRA+ virtual research environments (VREs) can meet all those needs. The food Security VRE has been designed for the high-throughput phenotyping community. It contains standard collaboration features such as file sharing and message posting, on-line development environments (Rstudio, Jupyter) and a statistical algorithm importer used to import algorithms into the VRE and to execute them as a black box. This VRE has been presented by INRA colleagues (Pascal Neveu and Alice Boizet) during a lecture on 19/03/2018 at the course "Big Data for agriculture" of the Montpellier SupAgro.
AGINFRA+ aims to exploit core e-infrastructures such as EGI.eu, OpenAIRE, EUDAT and D4Science, 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.
The selected AGINFRA+ Use Cases will illustrate the benefits of applying the Science as a Service approach to pressing research questions from the corresponding research communities.
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