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Scientific Information Port



The Scientific Information Port (PIC) is a scientific-technological centre specialising in data-intensive research operated through a collaboration agreement between two public research institutions: the IFAE and the CIEMAT, with the additional support of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The PIC was created in 2003 with a dual mission: first, to fulfil Spain’s commitment to provide a first-class (Tier1) data processing centre for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). , and second, to apply the experience gained to develop scalable data analysis services for experiments in multiple disciplines where large volumes of data are to be analysed.


  • Scientific data processing centre for ESA’s future Euclid mission
  • Data centre for various experiments in particle physics and astrophysics
  • Large-scale scientific data analysis and sharing services


Carrer Albareda, Edifici D, Campus UAB, 08193, Bellaterra

Contact person

Gonzalo Merino
+34 93 581 41 09