Fairshare

There are four access classes (i.e. Allocation Classes) defined within the NeSI Access Policy:

  • Merit,
  • Proposal Development,
  • Post Graduate, and
  • Institution (i.e. Collaborator, Subscriber, Commercial or Agency).

The agreement that governs NeSI Services (the Crown Funding Agreement) requires that Merit use make up at least 20% of the NeSI Core-h resource, Subscriber at least 20% of the NeSI Core-h resource, and Collaborator up to 60% of the NeSI Core-h resource.  Proposal Development and Post Graduate allocations are drawn from the Merit class allocation (i.e. the 20% of total resource).

Fairshare ensures that averaged over 3 Months, the relative use of the Platforms is:
Collaborator (not more than 60%),
Merit (including Proposal Development and Post Graduate classes, 20%) and
Subscription (20%).

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