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GARR, Biomedical Research, Projects

On January 10, 2012, with the birth of the Joint Research Unit, called Research Infrastructure - Biomedical Italian Group (RI - BIG), a national collaboration group was formed. RI - BIG includes research institutions and other institutions that have experience of participation in national and international biomedical projects.

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Biomedical Research

Materiale audiovideo e presentazioni:

Roma 22 Febbraio 2013


Autore Titolo Slide Video
Claudia Battista Welcome and introduction    
Gaetano Guglielmi Welcome and introduction   filmato
Stefano Cappa CT in aging and dementia research: a European perspective pdf   (1.13 MB) filmato
Roberto Barbera Making e-Infrastructures easy: the Science Gateway approach pdf   (5.56 MB) filmato
Giovanni Frisoni e-Infrastructures from research to clinical praxis: the DECIDE success story pdf   (2.74 MB) filmato
Marco Pappalardo
Simona Arriva
The VESPA project pdf   (1.49 MB) filmato
Claudio Babiloni Networks of Cognition, People and Computers against Alzheimer’s disease: an Italian idea from European to Regional scale (DECIDE) pdf   (999 KB)  

Biomedical Research, Conferences

Audiovideo contributions and presentations on the collaboration between the Ministry of Health and GARR on the occasion of the 3rd National Conference on Health Research

Author Title Slide Video
Massimo Casciello Introduction to the workshop   filmato
Claudia Battista La rete GARR: un punto di accesso alle risorse ICT per la Ricerca Sanitaria pdf   (9.83 MB) filmato
Giuseppe Battistoni L’INFN come partner scientifico nella ricerca sanitaria: l’esempio della JRU RI-BIG pdf   (2.93 MB) filmato
Claudio Babiloni Networks of Cognition, People and Computers against Alzheimer’s disease: an Italian idea from European to Regional scale (DECIDE) pdf   (5.31 MB) filmato
Sabrina Tomassini Progetto per infrastruttura banda larga GARR per enti di ricerca Ministero della Salute pdf   (1.76 MB) filmato
Maria Laura Mantovani L'adesione degli istituti alla Federazione IDEM pdf   (1010 KB)  
Fulvio Galeazzi Esempi di servizi accessibili via IDEM pdf   (1.60 MB) filmato
Marco Pagani Comunicare nella rete IRCCS: Il nuovo progetto workflow 2.0   filmato
Tipe Descrption Video
Report Overview on the conference filmato
Interview Massimo Casciello, Direttore Generale della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica - Ministero della Salute filmato
Interview Angelo Paradiso Dir. Scientifico IRCCS Oncologico di Bari filmato
Interview Ministro della Salute Renato Balduzzi filmato

Biomedical Research

Access to the Network

The connectivity service provides access to the network with a symmetric and guaranteed bidirectional capacity to the system of research networks and the Internet. The project will offer two profiles of access to the network: basic and advanced.

Basic connectivity

The basic profile, designed for schools and other entities with limited bandwidth needs, such as branch offices of research institutions, libraries and university spin-offs, provides for the creation of a fiber optic link in a single way between the site user and an aggregation sitestrong>, in turn connected to the GARP PoP. This mode will offer capacities from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Advanced connectivity

The advanced profilestrong> is designed for large users of the research and education community, such as research centers and universities, characterized by high network requirements and provides for the creation of a direct fiber-optic link between the user's site and the PoP GARRstrong>. Depending on the needs of the connected site, the connections can be made in protected mode, ie by laying a pair of fibers on different routes. The capacity of the access circuits available for this type may vary, depending on the needs, from a minimum of 100Mbps up to multiples of 10Gbpsstrong>, with the possibility of easily upgrading in case of increased bandwidth requirements.

For all users of the network, the GARR NOC (Network Operations Center) service is available, which is responsible for the management and operation of the network infrastructure, handles fault management, activating new connections, collecting and publishing statistical traffic data.

End-to-End Connectivity

Advanced users can request end-to-end connectivity services to make direct physical or virtual links between two or more locations to geographically extend their data centers or segregate specific application data and share resources transparent. These services, priced separately, can be activated and deactivated at the request of the user for periods of shorter duration than the base contract. Based on the technical requirements, there are three types of service:

  • end-to-end circuit: an end-to-end interconnection service between two international sites, based on the use of the DWDM transmission network and characterized by low latency and link capacities up to 100 Gbps;
  • L2-VPN: Level 2 virtual private networks built using IP / MPLS technology;
  • L3-VPN: Level 3 virtual private networks built using IP / MPLS technology.

Digital identity and mobility

eduroam (Education Roaming) is a service that provides secure access to the wireless network. Users visiting roaming at an institute that joins the initiative are able to use the local wireless network (WLAN) using the same credentials (username and password) that they would use in their own institution, without the need for further formalities at the the host institution.

IDEM (IDEntity Management for federated access) aims to provide simple and secure access to online services and content between different organizations. Thanks to the federated system, users of the institutions that subscribe can access the various resources with the same credentials through a single standard authentication procedure (single sign on), without renouncing the confidentiality of personal information and the security of resources, which only the authorized persons can access. The IDEM Federation participates in eduGAIN, the interfaederation promoted by the GÉANT project, which allows to extend the benefits of single sign on federated at European and global level.

GARR Certification Service, which issues digital certificates to people (to sign and encrypt documents) and servers (to protect links and certify the veracity of a site).

Video and Voice

GARR Vconf, multi-conference service to put audio-video communication up to 80 locations using the most common hardware and software clients, today also in the HD version.

NRENum, which offers a public numbering space accessible via IP to institutions of the GARR community using VoIP.


CERT has the task of assisting GARR users in managing IT security incidents and carrying out preventive measures necessary to reduce their risk.

SCARR allows technical contacts to perform vulnerability tests on the machines of the GARR network and obtain a detailed report on the problems encountered and possible solutions.

IP addresses, domains, DNS

GARR LIR (Local Internet Registry), which manages the assignment of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to institutions in the scientific and academic community.

GARR NIC (Network Information Center), which manages the assignment of new names under the .it and .eu domains for all users of the GARR network.

Software distribution

GARR Mirror, about 240 TB dedicated to the distribution of the most used public software available on the net.

Cloud services

Through GARR-X Progress, users can use infrastructures and software in a simple, flexible and on-demand manner according to the Cloud paradigm. Access to cloud services, typically in SaaS mode, will mainly be delivered through IDEM federated identities. Some of these services, such as FileSender, are included in the access to the GARR network, while others will be charged, according to pricing models that adapt to the needs of users.

Data Storage

The project proposes a data storage service for research and education on distributed storage, conveyed through the new network infrastructure. The service will transparently integrate existing resources, made available by the GARR community (universities, research institutions, farms such as Re.CA.S. and CRESCO) with those implemented specifically for the project, in order to offer greater robustness and availability of storage and calculation space. The service has two profiles:

  • Big Data Storage, designed for organizations and large projects;
  • Personal Data Storage - GARRbox, intended for individual teachers and receptors, who can securely store and share files with their colleagues.

Filesender, a web application that allows users to easily and securely send large files to any recipient, obviating the limits usually imposed on e-mail.
IDP in the Cloud service, The IdP in the Cloud service implements a virtual Identity Provider to allow membership of the IDEM identity federation to those organizations that do not intend or are unable to implement an IDP system within the organization, or do not want to expose it directly to the Federation. Depending on the needs of the organization can be configured according to three modes:

  1. Full: includes IdP, LDAP server, web management interface, provided in SaaS mode in the GARR cloud;
  2. Replica: includes IdP, LDAP server, supplied in PaaS mode in the GARR cloud;
  3. Smart: includes only the IdP, provided in PaaS mode in the GARR cloud.

Support for the high availability of critical ICT services

This service, obtained by combining the Virtual Server and Big Data Storage services, allows to replicate the data and applications of institutions or individual usersstrong> (such as DNS, institutional WEB, user database, Mail Server, data backup, etc.) on the Cloud platform , ensuring high redundancystrong> thanks to a configuration without single points of failure and an overabundant sizing.

Biomedical Research

On this page we offer a selection of articles and videos chosen from those published on GARRNEWS and GARR TV, useful for furthering the topics covered.
GARR NEWS is the semi-annual magazine, in web and paper version, dedicated to the research community and was created with the aim of creating a direct channel between GARR and its users.

GARR TV is the thematic container dedicated to gathering experiences in the audiovisual and multimedia field of institutions, universities and research institutes related to the GARR network. GARR TV also has a YouTube channel that simplifies the traceability of movies and intensifies networking in the community through a lighter and informal approach.

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Interview with Angelo Paradiso, Scientific Director of the IRCCS Oncological Hospital of Bari, Istituto Tumori Giovanni Paolo II.

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