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   logo
Stefano Cappa CT in aging and dementia research: a European perspective pdf   (1.13 MB) logo
Roberto Barbera Making e-Infrastructures easy: the Science Gateway approach pdf   (5.56 MB) logo
Giovanni Frisoni e-Infrastructures from research to clinical praxis: the DECIDE success story pdf   (2.74 MB) logo
Marco Pappalardo
Simona Arriva
The VESPA project pdf   (1.49 MB) logo
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   logo
Claudia Battista La rete GARR: un punto di accesso alle risorse ICT per la Ricerca Sanitaria pdf   (9.83 MB) logo
Giuseppe Battistoni L’INFN come partner scientifico nella ricerca sanitaria: l’esempio della JRU RI-BIG pdf   (2.93 MB) logo
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) logo
Sabrina Tomassini Progetto per infrastruttura banda larga GARR per enti di ricerca Ministero della Salute pdf   (1.76 MB) logo
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) logo
Marco Pagani Comunicare nella rete IRCCS: Il nuovo progetto workflow 2.0   logo
Tipe Descrption Video
Report Overview on the conference logo
Interview Massimo Casciello, Direttore Generale della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica - Ministero della Salute logo
Interview Angelo Paradiso Dir. Scientifico IRCCS Oncologico di Bari logo
Interview Ministro della Salute Renato Balduzzi logo

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.

19 november 2012

Third National Conference on Health Research

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

i-Train, a platform to improve the diagnostic skills of a community with a collaborative online learning environment

i-Train is a web platform for distance training of the operators involved in diagnostic imaging with the aim of improving the skills in interpreting echocardiographic studies, through regular online exercises on real clinical cases.

The platform uses a social approach in which each participant interacts with others by comparing their measurements and interpretations with those obtained from colleagues. In addition, for each program there is an e-learning section where the participant can find useful materials to improve their knowledge.

Biomedical Research, Network

The project comes from specific requests of the institutes to be linked according to the characteristics and specific scientific needs of each. This infrastructure also facilitates scientific collaboration at European and international level through a capillary interconnection system with the other national research networks and the European GÉANT network.

Design Criteria

The criteria adopted for the design of the proposed solution are summarized below:

  • Supply of high capacity circuits for national and international network connectivity;
  • Provision of advanced network and application services;
  • Specialized support to guarantee the operation of the access and backbone infrastructure;
  • Design of ad hoc services for specific needs (such as dedicated circuits or temporary bandwidth allocations);
  • Activation, on request, of a backup line;
  • Training on network technologies adopted.

Access model proposed

The proposed infrastructure provides each institution with a primary link to access the high capacity GARR network and, for organizations that request it, a secondary connection of equal or lower capacity to be used as backup of the primary link.

GARR also provides a preconfigured termination device for the primary connection, plus a secondary connection device, if required. Where possible, the primary and secondary connections will be attested on two different Pop (points of presence), so as to guarantee reliability of the connectivity service.

Biomedical Research

Medical, Health and Hospital Research Institutes

Full list of Connected site

The GARR Network and its services are dedicated to the Italian Research and Academic Community.
Currently there are more than 50 Medical, Health and Hospital Research Institutes connected to the GARR Network.
It is thanks to the APM (Access Port Manager) of all the connected sites that it is possible to make available to users the services provided by the GARR to the various institutions to which they belong.

This vast community is destined to widen again, thanks to the interconnection of new structures belonging to the world of Research, Education and Culture, Schools, Academies of Art and Museums.

Below is a list of medical, health and hospital research facilities connected to the GARR Network.

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IZS della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna - BresciaBresciaBSLOMBARDIA
IOV Istituto Oncologico Veneto - PadovaPadovaPDVENETO
IZS della Sardegna - SassariSassariSSSARDEGNA
Centro S.Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli - BresciaBresciaBSLOMBARDIA
IZS del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta - TorinoTorinoTOPIEMONTE
Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio - PisaPisaPITOSCANA
IOV Istituto Oncologico Veneto - Padova - Torre della RicercaPadovaPDVENETO
Istituto Tumori "Giovanni Paolo II" - BariBariBAPUGLIA
IRCCS Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori - Meldola (FC)MeldolaFCEMILIA ROMAGNA
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - MessinaMessinaMESICILIA
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia - Sede Fosso di Fiorano - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Fondazione Santa Lucia - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
IZS dell'Abruzzo e del Molise - TeramoTeramoTEABRUZZO
IEO Istituto Europeo di Oncologia - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche - BolognaBolognaBOEMILIA ROMAGNA
INRCA Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura per Anziani - AnconaAnconaANMARCHE
Istituto Clinico Humanitas - Rozzano (MI)RozzanoMILOMBARDIA
ICS Maugeri - PaviaPaviaPVLOMBARDIA
IDI Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
San Raffaele Pisana - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Fondazione G.B. Bietti - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo - Venezia-LidoVenezia-LidoVEVENETO
Istituto Auxologico Italiano San Luca - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Ospedale Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza - San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)San Giovanni RotondoFGPUGLIA
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" - Sede Secondaria c/o Ospedale Piemonte - MessinaMessinaMESICILIA
Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - GenovaGenovaGELIGURIA
Fondazione CNAO - Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia OncologicaPaviaPVLOMBARDIA
Istituto Neurologico C. Besta - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Policlinico San Matteo - PaviaPaviaPVLOMBARDIA
IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
NEUROMED Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo - Pozzilli (IS)PozzilliISMOLISE
Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Policlinico San Donato - MilanoSan Donato MilaneseMILOMBARDIA
SDN Istituto di Ricerca Diagnostica e Nucleare - NapoliNapoliNACAMPANIA
CROB Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Basilicata - Rionero in Vulture (PZ)Rionero in VulturePZBASILICATA
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Istituto MultiMedica - Sesto San Giovanni (MI)Sesto S.GiovanniMILOMBARDIA
CRO Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano (PN)AvianoPNFRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
IFO Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Fondazione Stella Maris - Calambrone (PI)CalambronePITOSCANA
Ospedale San Raffaele - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Azienda Ospedaliera "Saverio de Bellis" - Castellana Grotte (BA)Castellana GrotteBAPUGLIA
IRCCS Associazione Oasi Maria SS. - Troina (EN)TroinaENSICILIA
Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione G.Pascale - NapoliNapoliNACAMPANIA
Istituto Pediatrico G. Gaslini - GenovaGenovaGELIGURIA
IZS del Mezzogiorno - Portici (NA)PorticiNACAMPANIA
IZS della Puglia e della Basilicata - FoggiaFoggiaFGPUGLIA
Ospedale Pediatrico Burlo Garofolo - TriesteTriesteTSFRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
IZS dell'Umbria e delle Marche - PerugiaPerugiaPGUMBRIA
IZS delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Centro Cardiologico Monzino - MilanoMilanoMILOMBARDIA
Ministero della Salute - Sede Ripa - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
IZS della Sicilia - PalermoPalermoPASICILIA
Ministero della Salute - Sede Ribotta - RomaRomaRMLAZIO
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - BolognaBolognaBOEMILIA ROMAGNA
IZS delle Venezie - Legnaro (PD)LegnaroPDVENETO
Istituto Neurologico Nazionale C. Mondino - PaviaPaviaPVLOMBARDIA
CCS FPO - Candiolo (TO)CandioloTOPIEMONTE
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi - sede secondaria di Scandicci (FI)ScandicciFITOSCANA
IRCCS Eugenio Medea - Bosisio Parini (LC)Bosisio PariniLCLOMBARDIA
AOU - CagliariMonserratoCASARDEGNA
INMI Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive L. Spallanzani - RomaRomaRMLAZIO


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