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