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Name of the service Sci-GaIA Online Courses
Description of the serviceThe Sci-GaIA Online Courses service is both a Content and a Learning Management System, based on the open courseware development platform OPEN edX (, delivered in the context of the European-Commission-funded Sci-GaIA project (Grant Agreement no. 654237, It offers free web-based courses (from single lectures to MOOC's) on e-Infrastructure services as well as on tools and applications to use and exploit them.
Data controller and a contact personDepartment of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Catania
Project responsible: Roberto Barbera, and
JurisdictionIT-CT Italy Catania
Personal data processedFollowing data is retrieved from your Home Organisation:
- e-mail address
- Family name
- Given name
- EduPersonPrincipalName (a user identifier provided by the Identity Provider)
Purpose of the processing of personal dataPersonal data are used to identify the author of documents and data made available through the portal. Log files containing personal data are maintained, for traceability reasons, for a limited period of time (at least 1 month)
Third parties to whom personal data is disclosednone
How to access, rectify and delete the personal dataContact the support at To rectify the data released by your Home Organisation, contact your Home Organisation's IT helpdesk
Data retentionPersonal data is deleted on request of the user
Data Protection Code of ConductYour personal data will be protected according to the Code of Conduct for Service Providers, a common standard for the research and higher education sector to protect your privacy.