VRE Procedure: VRE Creation
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Virtual Research Environments (VREs) are the cooperation environments defined in the context of a Virtual Organisation (VOVirtual Organization; ) that user communities are provided with, in order to accomplish specific, potentially time-framed, tasks.
The creation of a VRE is a straightforward task that is supported by a dedicated set of user friendly facilities. These facilities are conceived to support the following phases:
- a definition phase during which a user having the role of VRE Designer specifies the characteristics of a new VRE conceived to serve an application scenario;
- an approval phase during which a user having the role of VRE Manager decides whether the specified VREs have to be accepted or rejected. For what is concerned with the accepted VRE, the VRE Manager decides also how this VRE has to be deployed, e.g. which hosting nodes will be exploited;
- a verification phase during which a user having the role of VRE Manager validates a VRE resulting from the approval phase;
- a management phase during which a user having the role of VRE Manager operates on a deployed VRE in order to customise specific aspects (e.g. the layout governing the placement of user interfaces constituents a.k.a. portlets) or monitor the operational state of the VRE as a whole.
Additional details are available in the Administrator Guide.