The NA4 UKIF team covers the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), Ireland and France. In conjunction with projects such as the National Grid Service (NGS) and GridPP we provide assistance for new and existing grid users. We are also in close contact with the NA2 Dissemination and Outreach and NA3 Training activities of the EGEE-III project.

If you would like to use the grid for your research, or are an existing grid user with porting challenges and are based in the UK, Ireland or France, we can help. In order to ease and speed the porting of your application to the Grid, we support a number of software tools that work well with the EGEE gLite middleware.

Team Members

Abdeslem Djaoui (Co-ordinator), based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot.

Suzanne Scott (Admin Support), based at the University of Glasgow.

Stuart Purdie (User Liaison), based at the University of Glasgow.

MÚrag Burgon-Lyon (User Liaison), based at the University of Glasgow.

Douglas McNab, (SA1 member) based at the University of Glasgow.

News and Announcements

Project news


We are building a registry of applications that use the EGEE Grid. If you are a user from France, UK or Ireland and would like your application to be featured in the registry, please contact us at project-eu-egee-na4-ukif AT cern.ch.


New Users can now get started on the EGEE Grid with minimal effort. A new "startup" Virtual Organization (VO), "NA4.VO.EU-EGEE.ORG", is now operational, and can be used for up to 6 months by new users. Wether you need to port you application to the Grid or participate in MATLAB trials, we can help. Contact us at project-eu-egee-na4-ukif AT cern.ch


EGEE has some reserved funds for supporting community building activities such as invited speakers at the User Forum. These funding opportunities apply only to personnel that are not directly funded by the EGEE project. see https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/AllocationOfCommunityBuildingFunds for more information.

Links to latest iSGTW issues

Read what is happening in the International Science Grid This Week

Remember to check out the list of EGEE NA3 worldwide training events and let us know your training needs.

Events and Conferences

The 5th EGEE User Forum

12-16 April 2010: Uppsala, Sweden. http://www.eu-egee.org/index.php?id=681

Early Bird registration fee to the 5th EGEE User Forum in Uppsala is still available, but only until February 24th! http://egee-uf5.eu-egee.org/index.php?id=689 You will also find information about the training sessions organised just after the event on Thursday 15 April. Make sure you register now!

There is still exhibition space available! http://egee-uf5.eu-egee.org/index.php?id=693

The EGEE UF programme is now online: http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceTimeTable.py?confId=69338

Past Events and Conferences

Regional Grid Activities

The links below provide information about general information about the EGEE activities in the regions, links to the regional application registry (if available/applicable).

Grid activity in France

Grid activity in Ireland

Grid activity in the UK

Localised Support Material

All the local Grid initiatives provide support for users of their resources. Details on how to obtain a digital certificate, join a Virtual Organization and obtain access to resources and services are provided in the links below. To ease and speed up the process of joining EGEE, NA4 provides a limited pool of start-up resources for new Virtual Organizations (VOs) or new users.

France Local Support

Ireland Local Support

UK Local Support

Importing CA certificates

In order to be able to check that a given certificate is trusted, you need to have a copy of the CA certificate in your browser. The root certificates for the CA's of UK, Ireland and France are available.

Note that you will normally have to make an allowance for the browser the first time you collect the CA certificates, as otherwise there's a bit of a bootstrap problem!

How to Contact us

For more information contact us at project-eu-egee-na4-ukif AT cern.ch

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