The HELIPORT Project

The HELIPORT project started as an internal system providing proposal metadata via a simple REST interface. We then picked up on an old idea of an overall guidance system for our various services at HZDR. After a discussion with the Helmholtz Institute Jena we started the HELIPORT project and involved the Forschungszentrum Jülich to support us in integrating computing infrastructure services into HELIPORT.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf started the project and developed the predecessor system which became HELIPORT.


  • Project management,
  • Base system with modular design and several plugins,
  • Development of the project lifecycle metadata schema,
  • Overall documentation of the TELBE experiment in HELIPORT.

The Forschungszentrum Jülich provides support in integrating UNICORE (Uniform Interface to Computing Resources) in HELIPORT.


  • UNICORE support for HELIPORT and
  • Integration of CWL workflows in UNICORE.

The Helmholtz Institut Jena develops a metadata schema for High Intensity Laser (HIL) experiments. The POLARIS experiment is one of the first experiments documented with HELIPORT.


  • Development of an experiment specific metadata schema and
  • Documentation of POLARIS laser system and related experiments.

This project (ZT-I-PF-3-021) was funded by the “Initiating and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association” in the framework of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration project call.