Virtual research communities (VRCs)
are self-organised research communities which give individuals within their community a clear mandate
to represent the interests of their
research field within the EGI ecosystem. They can include one or more virtual organisations and act as
the main communication channel
between the researchers they represent and EGI.
EGI establishes partnerships with individual VRCs through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Following the accreditation process and final
agreement, VRCs can access the computing resources and data storage provided by the EGI community
through open source software solutions.
VRC members can store, process and index large datasets and can interact with partners using the
secured services of EGI’s production