Organization

The OSG Consortium builds and operates the OSG. Consortium members contribute effort and resources to the common infrastructure, with the goal of giving scientists from many fields access to shared resources worldwide.

The Council governs the consortium ensuring that the OSG benefits the scientific mission of its stakeholders.

The Executive Team manages the OSG project, which is organized into technical team areas.

The OSG is made up of Member Organizations who register with the OSG Operations Center and works with many Partner Organizations.

Virtual Organizations

A Virtual Organization (VO) is a set of groups or individuals defined by some common cyber-infrastructure need. This can be a scientific experiment, a university campus or a distributed research effort. A VO represents all its members and their common needs in a grid environment. A VO also includes the group’s computing/storage resources and services. We typically use the terms site, computing element (CE), and/or storage element (SE) to refer to the resources owned and operated by a VO.

OSG brings together many VOs for contracted and/or opportunistic sharing of resources in a grid environment, allowing for more effective use of their collective resources. Use of resources at a site is determined by a combination of the site’s local policies and the user VO’s policies. VOs are responsible for contracting individually with each other for guaranteed access to resources.

Many VOs in the OSG address the specific requirements of their users with their own user support that provides more in-depth help than the OSG does. Additionally some VOs provide dedicated resources to the OSG that provide preferred access to their members. Some VOs provide a problem specific user interface to their members.

The OSG assumes that each user is preferably supported by their membership VO. Each VO is expected to register with the OSG and provide support for their members. OSG support is maintained through a VO representative for each VO rather than a member of a VO.

If you are not already part of a VO, you can join OSG via OSGConnect. OSGConnect welcomes any researcher affiliated with U.S. institutions and funded by U.S. funding agencies!

If you don’t know what VO you belong to or should belong to, please contact OSG Support for help.

List of Virtual Organizations

The table below contains all active VOs in the OSG, their fields of science, and support information.

Virtual Organization Fields of Science Support
A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://aliceinfo.cern.ch
A worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology (ENMR) Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Biological Sciences http://www.wenmr.eu
Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (annie) High Energy Physics http://www.fnal.gov/
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, High Energy Physics, Multi-Science Community, Nuclear Physics, Physics and astronomy, National Laboratory  
Beocat Cluster At Kansas State University (Beocat) Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Geographic Information Science, Gravitational Physics, High Energy Physics, Information Theory, Logic, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Nanoelectronics, Nuclear Physics, Physics and astronomy, Physiology, Statistics, Technology, Multi-Science Community http://support.cis.ksu.edu/BeocatDocs
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Biological Sciences, Chemistry, High Energy Physics, Multi-Science Community, Nuclear Physics, Physics and astronomy, National Laboratory  
CAlorimeter for the LInear Collider Experiment (CALICE) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/CALICE/WebHome
CAPTAIN-MINERvA (Captmnv) Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Physics and astronomy, Astrophysics  
Chicagoland Observatory for Underground Particle Physics (COUPP) Astrophysics, High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://cdfcaf.fnal.gov
Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://helpdesk.fnal.gov
Computational Chemistry (CompChem) Chemistry http://indico.cern.ch/getFile.py/access?contribId=10&sessionId=4&resId=1&materialId=slides&confId=11905
Computational Sciences at Indiana University (CSIU) Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Economics, Education, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Physics and astronomy, Technology, Multi-Science Community http://osggoc.blogspot.com/
CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI) Community Grid, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Geographic Information Science, Earth Sciences http://www.cigi.uiuc.edu
D0 Experiment at Fermilab (DZero) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://www-d0.fnal.gov/VO/DZero_VO_Instructions.html
Dark Energy Survey (DES) High Energy Physics, Physics and astronomy, Astrophysics https://www.darkenergysurvey.org/contact_us/
Darkside (Darkside) Astrophysics, High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Astrophysics, High Energy Physics http://servicedesk.fnal.gov
Distributed Organization for Scientific and Academic Research (DOSAR) Community Grid, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, High Energy Physics, Materials Science, Multi-Science Community http://www.dosar.org/
Dual Readout Method Calorimeter (DREAM) High Energy Physics http://www.hpcc.ttu.edu/php/Contacts.php
Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF)    
Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (glast.org) Physics and astronomy, Astrophysics  
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) High Energy Physics, Multi-Science Community, National Laboratory http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab Experiment 906 (SeaQuest) (SeaQuest) Nuclear Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Accelerator (Accelerator) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Argoneut (Argoneut) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Cdms (Cdms) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Fgtest (FermiTest) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Gendetrd (Gendetrd) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/gm2 (gm2) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Grid (FermiGrid) Community Grid http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/lar1nd (lar1nd) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Lariat (Lariat) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/MicroBooNE (MicroBooNE) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Minerva (Minerva) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Miniboone (Miniboone) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Minos (Minos) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Mipp (Mipp) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Mu2e (Mu2e) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Nova (Nova) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Numi (Numi) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Orka (Orka) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Patriot (Patriot) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Fermilab/Theory (Theory) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)   http://grid.dartmouth.edu
FusionGrid (FusionGrid)    
Geant4 Software Toolkit (geant4) Medical Sciences, Physics and astronomy, Technology, High Energy Physics http://geant4.cern.ch/support/index.shtml
Genome Analysis and Database Update (GADU)   http://compbio.mcs.anl.gov/gaduvo/gaduvo.cgi?page=support
George E Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Engineering http://nees.org/
Gluex experiment at Jefferson Lab (Gluex) High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics http://gryphn.phys.uconn.edu/UConn-OSG/support.html
Great Plains Network (GPN) Community Grid http://t2.unl.edu/documentation/gpn
Grid Colombia Education (GCEDU) Education http://wiki.gridcolombia.org
Grid Colombia VP (GCVO) Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Community Grid http://wiki.gridcolombia.org
Grid Laboratory of Wisconsin (GLOW) Community Grid, Multi-Science Community http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/glow/
Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska. (HCC) Bioinformatics, Community Grid, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Multi-Science Community http://hcc.unl.edu/contact
IceCube Neutrino Telescope (IceCube) Astrophysics, Education, Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics  
Imaging Cosmic And Rare Underground Signals (icarus) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov
Interactions in Understanding the Universe Initiative (i2u2) Technology, Education http://quarknet.fnal.gov/e-labs
International Linear Collider (ILC) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics  
International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL)   <Support URL missing!>
Jefferson Lab (JLab) Multi-Science Community, Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory  
Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment (LHCb) Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics  
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Physics and astronomy, Astrophysics http://www.lsst.org/lsst/
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Astrophysics, Physics, Physics and astronomy, Gravitational Physics  
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Multi-Science Community, National Laboratory  
Liquid Argon Software Collaboration (LArSoft) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Particle Physics http://www.hep.wisc.edu/lz
MARS (mars) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
miniclean (miniclean)    
Muon Acclerator Program (MAP) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
nanoHUB Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) (nanoHUB) Chemistry, Engineering, Nanoelectronics, Physics and astronomy, Technology http://nanohub.org/support
National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC)    
Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (next) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Geographic Information Science, Gravitational Physics, High Energy Physics, Information Theory, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Multi-Science Community, Nanoelectronics, Network Science, Nuclear Physics, Physics and astronomy, Statistics, National Laboratory  
Open Science Grid (OSG) Multi-Science Community http://www.opensciencegrid.org
OSG Monitoring Information System (MIS) Technology, Computer and Information Science and Engineering https://ticket.grid.iu.edu
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics  
Pierre Auger Observatory (auger) Astrophysics http://ggus.eu
Project8 (project8)    
Short-Baseline Near Detector (SBND) High Energy Physics http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
Simons Center for Data Analysis (SCDA) Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Biological Sciences  
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, High Energy Physics, Materials Science, Medical Sciences, Multi-Science Community, Physics and astronomy, National Laboratory  
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) High Energy Physics, Physics and astronomy http://www.sdss.org
SNO+ at SNOLAB (snoplus.snolab.ca) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics  
Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) Physics and astronomy, Nuclear Physics http://www.star.bnl.gov
South Pole Telescope (SPT) Particle Physics, Physics, Astrophysics  
Stash Cache (Stash)   http://www.opensciencegrid.org
Structural Biology Grid (SBGrid) Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Community Grid, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Physiology, Molecular and Structural Biosciences http://portal.sbgrid.org/contact/about
SuperCDMS (SuperCDMS) Physics  
SURAgrid (SURAgrid) Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Physics and astronomy, Plant Biology, Statistics, Community Grid https://docs.uabgrid.uab.edu/suragrid/Welcome
São Paulo State University Grid (GridUNESP) Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Engineering, High Energy Physics, Materials Science, Medical Sciences, Molecular and Structural Biosciences, Nuclear Physics, Physics and astronomy, Multi-Science Community https://www.ncc.unesp.br/its/
Texas Internet Grid for Research and Education (TIGRE)   http://tigreportal.hipcat.net:80/gridsphere/gridsphere?cid=consulting
The Belle Experiment at KEK (Belle) High Energy Physics http://www.ggus.org
Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) High Energy Physics http://www.t2k.org/
United States ATLAS Collaboration (ATLAS) Physics and astronomy, High Energy Physics http://www.usatlas.bnl.gov/index.shtml
Virtual Laboratory for Planetary Material (VLab)   http://fermigrid.fnal.gov/
WLCG Operations Group (Ops) Technology https://lcg-voms.cern.ch:8443/vo/ops/vomrs?path=/RootNode&action=execute
Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (LCG) High Energy Physics  
XENON Collaboration (XENON) Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics