Bringing new users into grids is a top priority for all grid initiatives and one of the most challenging tasks. Especially in life sciences it is essential to have a certain amount of users to establish a critical mass for a sustainable grid and give feedback back to the technological middleware layer. Based on the presumable lack of grid IT knowledge it is notably more arduous to satisfy user demands although here the requirements are especially demanding. Therefore, the development of an information- and learning platform could support the efforts of grid experts to guide new users. By providing a platform about grid technology and their feasibilities for users of the community of biomedicine potential, users could be supported using the high potential of their discipline.

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Keywords *Access to Information, grid computing, healthgrid, information platform, learning platform, sustainability
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Journal Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Conference 8th HealthGrid Conference, HealthGrid 2010
Skrowny, D, Dickmann, F, Löhnhardt, B, Knoch, T.A, & Sax, U. (2010). Development of an information platform for new grid users in the biomedical field. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 159, pp. 277–282). doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-583-9-277