The BiG Grid project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Therefore, the general terms and conditions for NWO grants apply to grants for using the BiG Grid infrastructure. These terms and conditions can be found at General Terms and Conditions NWO.
Due to the highly distributed nature of the Grid, and because BiG Grid peers with several National and Regional Grids in Europe and elsewhere, it is impractical for Grid Participants (such as Users and user communities, Virtual Organisations, and sites), to enter into an agreement with eachother individually. We therefore mandate that all participants abide by a specific set of Grid Security Policies, in addition to the General Terms and Conditions of NWO. The set of security policies has been chosen such that the BiG Grid Security Policy is sufficient for participation in most peer grids.
BiG Grid Security Policy
The BiG Grid Executive Team (ET) has adopted the Grid Security Policy, version 5.7a as agreed by the Joint Security Policy Group on October 10th, 2007, and constitutes the Grid Management for the purposes of the Grid Security Policy and all its subordinate Policies.
All approved security policies are available from this web page and are listed below. Besides the Subordinate Policies, Specific Policies are adopted by the ET that may override provisions of the (cross-grid) top-level policy. In case of inconsistencies, the Specific Policies will take precedence, but this shall in no way invalidate any other provisions in the Grid Security Policy or its Subordinate Policies. You shoud, however, be aware that the Specific Policies may not apply or not fully apply in our Peer Grids such as EGI.
BiG Grid Specific Policies
- VO Portal Policy version 1.0 (in effect)
BiG Grid supports the use of VO Portals - gateways into the grid for users that want to get a few specific tasks done, provided through a (web) portal that permits specific scenarios. These Portals are operated by or on behalf of the Virtual Organisation, and have to comply with the BiG Grid Specific VO Portal Policy
- Data Confidentiality Statement
The BiG Grid infrastructure is intended for research and scientific purposes. Although reasonable efforts are undertaken to protect the confidentiality of research data and the privacy of researchers that use the infrastructure, some limitations apply.
Joint Subordinate Policies
The following Subordinate Policies are applicable to BiG Grid participants