IBERCIVIS FOUNDATION

The Ibercivis Foundation

is a private non profit foundation that aims to carry out, promote and make visible the Citizen Science.

Our Mission:

In order to achieve its objectives, and in collaboration with various scientific and social agents, the Ibercivis Foundation:

Promote investigations in very different areas of scientific knowledge at local, national and international levels.

Provide technical support, dissemination and training so that anyone con participate in scientific research, based on their interests and dynamic capabilities.

Our activities:

We share resources and experience from our own citizen science activity.

We promote the dissemination of the “citizen science” concept through events, exhibitions, awards, training…

We do our own research by doing our citizen science projects where we theorize, prototype, develop models, evaluate impact, measure, develop technology and publish results.

Now: Ibercivis

as citizen science promoting entity in Spain.

Ibercivis was established as a foundation in Madrid on November 14, 2011, after the successes harvested by the platforms Zivis and Ibercivis in the Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas complejos (BIFI) from the University of Zaragoza, and with the aim of expanding its activity, not only to distributed computing, but also to Citizen Science as a whole. From its beginning, Ibercivis He has led, promoted and / or supported citizen science projects at the local, national and international levels.

Head of the Ibercivis foundation was in charge of the professor, researcher and professor of Theoretical Physics of the University of Zaragoza Alfonso Tarancón since its foundation and until May 2015, at which time it replaces it Jesús Clemente-Gallardo, PhD in Theoretical Physics of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Zaragoza, Professor and researcher.

Fermín Serrano has been the executive director of Ibercivis until March 2018. In April 2018 Francisco Sanz García replaces Fermín in the executive direction of the foundation.

Since its constitution as foundation, the President of the Board has been the University of Zaragoza Rector , and the rectors who have presided the board has been: Felipe Pétriz, Manuel López (r.i.p.) and now José Antonio Mayoral.

Los founding soponsors are Universidad de Zaragoza, el CSIC, el CIEMAT, Red.es, la Fundación Ikerbasque, la Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento, el Gobierno de Aragón y el Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.

Entities that form Ibercivis:

A little bit of history:

First steps: Zivis and Ibercivis as a volunteer Distributed Computing platform.

Ibercivis was created in Spain with the collaboration of Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza, CIEMAT, CETA-CIEMAT, CSIC and RedIRIS. Initially, it was conceived as a platform for Distributed Computing , based in BOINC, which allows users internet to paricipate in scientific projects by doning computer cycles which are used to perform simulations and other tasks

The tasks of the different projects are designed in various scientific and technological centers throughout Spain aimed at create a new platform for distributed scientific computing volunteers.

The platform was development of Europe based in the US projects SETI@home y BOINC. El Ibercivis predecessor, the poject of the University of Zaragoza Zivis, started in 2007, followed by Ibercivis the year after.

Zivis was a pioneering distributed computing project founded by the Zaragoza City Hall .

The official presentation of the volunteer distributed computing platform as Ibercivis took place on June 20th, 2008, in Madrid.

The Ibercivis platform was used for scientific research nuclear fussion, Protein folding and simulations of materials science . In July 2009, Ibercivis expanded to Portugal, thanks to an agreement between both countries on the Portuguese-Spanish summit in Zamora en January that year. The Portuguese institutions affiliated with the project are the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, el Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular of the Universidad de Coímbra and the Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas.

The number of users of Ibercivis increased from about 3000 users at the begining in 2008 until 35000 user in its most active periods.1

The Ibercivis team:

Jesús Clemente Gallardo

Jesús Clemente Gallardo

Director

Víctor Castelo

Víctor Castelo

assistant manager

Francisco Sanz García

Francisco Sanz García

Executive Director

Mari Carmen Ibañez

Mari Carmen Ibañez

Head of Administration

Laude Guardia

Laude Guardia

Administration

Jorge Barba

Jorge Barba

Project Development

Daniel Lisbona

Daniel Lisbona

Communication

Víctor Val

Víctor Val

Software development

Maite Pelacho

Maite Pelacho

Researcher

Rosa Arias

Rosa Arias

Project Manager

Nora Salas

Nora Salas

Project Development

get in contact with us

Fundación Ibercivis. #WeDoCitizenScience

Campus Río Ebro, C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n Edificio I+D
50018 Zaragoza

+34 876 55 53 96

info@ibercivis.es