IBERGRID & NGI
IBERGRID was created under the agreement of Scientific and Technological cooperation signed by Spain and Portugal in 2003, and the collaboration agreements signed in 2005 in terms of Grid Technologies and Communication Networks for R & D. In 2006 a joint Hispanic-Portuguese Commission was set up, whose mission is to coordinate the e-Infrastructures of the two countries (link to the document of the Hispano-Portuguese Summit 2006 in Badajoz).
The so called Plan Ibérico Común, adresses the implementation of a common plan for the interconnection of Research Networks and the coordination of Scientific Applications, Distributed Computing Infrastructures, Supercomputing Infrastructures, and Data Repositories.
The IBERGRID collaboration includes, in addition to these infrastructures, a series of meetings and conferences opened within the framework of the collaboration, which are held annually in an alternative manner in each of the two countries.
The participation of Portugal in IBERGRID takes place in the framework of INCD. More information at the FCT webpages; Spain participates in two European e-Science initiatives: EGI and IBERGRID. More information at the MINECO webpage for International Infrastructures.