Resource Scrutiny & Allocation Process (RSAP)


The call for requests for allocation of IRIS resource for FY21/22 is now open.


Each activity wishing to request an allocation of resources must complete the application using the attached template together with the spreadsheet. Please follow the guidance carefully to ensure success.


Members of the DB should cascade this to any appropriate communities who may wish to make a request for resources. This email is also copied to the TWG for information for those who may wish to make a resource request.


The deadline for the initial submission is 9th November 2020. This will be followed by a formative review process with a final submission deadline of 11th December.


Please respect the deadlines as late submissions cause delay to the allocation process and may not be accepted.



Application submissions and any questions should be submitted to the Chair ( and the Technical Scrutiny Team (,

Resources allocation processes

Two major allocation processes exist for IRIS:

1. Application for Small Activities / Seedcorn time

The purpose of this scheme is to provide a light-touch review process for modest allocations of Iris computing time and/or storage for Activities in the following categories:

  • Small activities requiring some 10s to 100s of cores for a short time, whether peer reviewed or not;
  • Seedcorn projects;
  • Activities starting in year (out of RSAP cycle) who need to get going and then submit full RSAP docs next year;
  • and possibly other categories as arise from time to time.

These all require relatively modest resource, generally for a limited time in the first instance.

Further detail can be found in the small activity allocation document package in the Document Library

  • 2. Resource Scrutiny & Allocation Process (RSAP) for large allocations

The IRIS RSAP is an annual process which reviews substantial resource requests from the IRIS partner activities. Requests are scrutinised by an expert panel for their technical validity and a recommendation is made whether the request should be supported. After a list of activities to support is created the RSAP will recommend. 

For further details please contact