Getting-Started Guide

This Getting Started Guide is designed to offer essential information to assist you (a potential, new or current member) in navigating the diverse array of resources and opportunities provided within the Euclid Consortium.  Herein, you’ll find information on the membership process, project management, ongoing activities, code development, data access, external resources, and where to seek assistance when needed. Our goal is to ensure that you feel informed and prepared to engage with the Euclid community effectively.

This guide has been curated for you by the Euclid Consortium Information and Communication Management (ECICOM) group. Our central role is dedicated to facilitating internal communication and managing information within the Euclid Consortium (EC). We aim to help you become well acquainted with the Euclid Consortium’s complex organisational landscape. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us via the EC Slack (internal access required) or through the designated points of contact provided throughout this guide.

Membership Management

This section explains everything you need to know about joining and maintaining your membership with the Euclid Consortium. Whether you’re a prospective member or a member looking to update your account information, the following subsections provide guidance on the application process, activity reporting, login credentials and instructions when changing institutes.

Project Management

Collaboration within Euclid is structured around Groups and Projects.  Groups represent the hierarchical, organisational structure within the consortium, while Projects coordinate members for the research and the writing of EC publications on specific subjects.

Ongoing Activities and How to Join Them

Once you have access to most of the resources mentioned on this page (or while you are waiting for access), you can explore the list of group leads. If you find a group you’re interested in joining, contacting its leads is the next step. Once you gain access to the group’s main space, you’ll have the opportunity to explore specific work packages (WPs) and join those that align with your interests by contacting their respective leads. 

Code Development for the EC

In the dynamic environment of the Euclid Consortium, software development plays a vital role in reaching the mission’s objectives. The Science Ground Segment (SGS) leads the development of the data processing and science analysis pipelines that will transform Euclid raw data into science-ready data products. This section introduces the tools and resources available for developers within the consortium, and in particular, those joining the SGS.

Data Access and Storage Facilities

To maximise engagement with the Euclid Consortium’s data facilities, it’s crucial for members to familiarise themselves with its key components.  Depending on your role within the consortium, specific sections may be particularly relevant to you.  If you’re a developer or pipeline scientist within the Science Ground Segment (SGS), you’ll utilise various facilities to manage data and parameters efficiently within your pipeline.  These include the Mission Database for storing important mission parameters, as well as certain subsystems of the Euclid Archive System for data processing and data storage described in the section Euclid Archive System for Euclid data management. If you’re a member within the Science Working Groups interested in analysing science-ready data products, you can find relevant information and important links within the dedicated section on the Euclid Archive System’s Science Archive System.  

External and Publically-Accessible Resources

There are also various other types of online platforms which members can use to explore additional resources related to Euclid. 


If you encounter any issues, assistance is readily available. Try these options:

Our goal is to provide timely support and ensure your experience with Euclid’s resources is seamless. Don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need help.

Portal Authentication System Overview

To fully engage with the Euclid Consortium, it is crucial to understand how to access its various portals introduced in the Getting Started Guide. Below is a summary of the authentication systems used for each portal:

Portal NameAuthentication System
EC WebsitePublic access, no login required (go to portal)
Tracking PortalLogin with registered email and password (go to portal)
SlackLogin with registered email and password (go to portal)
RedmineLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
Publication PortalLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
Projects PortalLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
Speaker’s Bureau PortalLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
GitLabLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
ESA Cosmos PortalLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
Euclid Archive SystemLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)
Euclid Mission DatabaseLogin with ESA Cosmos username and password (go to portal)

For a more detailed summary of each portal, visit the EC Portals Redmine (internal access required).

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