The Sci-GaIA work plan includes activities aiming to support new and emerging Communities of Practice (CoPs) in Africa in the development of Science Gateways, to strengthen e-Infrastructure service provision, especially in terms of open access linked data, and to deliver training and dissemination workshops. This will give a sustainable foundation on which African e-Infrastructures can be developed and be linked to scientific networks across Africa. Importantly, the results of the project will be usable by CoPs in Europe and the rest of the world.

This page contains the list of applications already available in the Africa Grid Science Gateway. They are organised by the scientific domain they belong to, so click on the section(s) below you are interested in.

If you are interested in proposing a new application to be integrated in the Science Gateway, you are welcome to send us an email to or to fill this survey.

Africa Pharmacology Science Gateway
This e-Science platform simplifies collaboration and sharing of resources in Africa. Therefore, it serves to promote and implement African medical science collaboration focusing on biomedical and pharmacological sciences and clinical trials and clinical drug studies for improving African healthcare.

Computational Chemistry

QUANTUM Quantum ESPRESSO is a software suite for ab initio quantum chemistry methods of electronic-structure calculation and materials modeling, distributed for free under the GNU General Public License. It is based on Density Functional Theory, plane wave basis sets, and pseudopotentials (both norm-conserving and ultrasoft). ESPRESSO is an acronym for opEn-Source Package for Research in Electronic Structure, Simulation, and Optimization. For more information visit: Try IT

Computer Sciences and Mathematics

OCTAVE GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Try IT

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Try IT

Cultural Heritage

DeRobertoDR Federico De Roberto, an italian writer of the XIX/XX century, left many works of relevant values to the humanistic communities.Try IT

Earth Sciences

Meris DataRepository This repository, implemented using the gLibrary framework both on grid and non-grid storage resources, contains various kinds of atmospheric data taken by the MERIS spectrometer installed on board of the ESA satellite ENVISAT.Try IT
Trodan Data Repository Tropospheric Data Acquisition Network, TRODAN, is a project that was designed to monitor the lower atmosphere which covers region from the surface of the Earth to the altitude of about 11 km. This project is designed to collect and provide real-time meteorological data from different locations across Nigeria using for the purpose of research and development. At moment TRODAN equipment include atmospheric monitoring facilities such as Automatic Weather Stations, Micro Rain Radar facilities and Vantage Pro. Try IT
WRF The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs.
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High Energy Physics

ALEPH ALEPH was a particle physics experiment installed on the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva (Switzerland). It was designed to explore the physics predicted by the Standard Model and to search for physics beyond it. The ALEPH Collaboration comprised several hundred physicists and engineers from 32 universities and national laboratories from around the world. Try IT


ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where a phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma forms.In this demonstrative application, you are able to select some ALICE datasets and run some analyses of the transverse momentum of charged particles in Pb-Pb collisions. Try IT

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Breast cancer computer aided opinion with WEKA
By means of this application, users can exploit the Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis (WEKA) collection of machine learning algorithms inside a Science Gateway. WEKA can be trained with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer datasets from the UCI Machine Learning Repository to help doctors to distinguish breast cancer from benign samples.Try IT
ClustalW2 ClustalW2 is a widely used multiple program for multiple alignment of nucleic acid and protein sequences. sequence alignment computer program.Try IT
G-HMMER Hmmer is a suite of programs which use profile hidden Markov models (profile HMMs) to model the primary structure consensus of a family of protein or nucleic acid sequences.
HMMER is used for searching sequence databases for homologs of protein sequences, and for making protein sequence alignments. It implements methods using probabilistic models called profile hidden Markov models (profile HMMs). Try IT
GROMACS GROMACS (GROningen MAchine for Chemical Simulations) is a molecular dynamics package primarily designed for simulations of proteins, lipids and nucleic acids. A beginner’s guide to GROMACS can be found at
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Community Health Portal Supporting health workers and patients in rural Africa.
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Infection Model 
The Infection Model is an example of an Agent-Based Simulation Infection Model implemented in Repast Simphony.
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Parallel Infection Model 
The Parallel Infection Model is an example of an Agent-Based Simulation Infection Model implemented in Repast Simphony.

Status: under development

Hello World!

Sequential The sequential “Hello World!” application just outputs the name of themachine where the job has been executed..Try IT


ASTRA The ASTRA project aims to reconstruct the sound or timbre of ancient instruments (not existing anymore) using archaeological data as fragments from excavations, written descriptions, pictures, etc.Try IT
SONIFICATION Data Sonification is the representation of data by means of sound signals, so it is the analog of scientific visualization, where we deal with auditory instead of visual images. Generally speaking any sonification procedure is a mathematical mapping from a certain data set (numbers, strings, images, …) to a sound string.Try IT