Escogitare project: Un’infrastruttura di E-SCience per gli Istituti di Ricerca del settOre aGro-alImenTARE (2004-2008). Funded by Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policy (MIPAF). Aim of the “ESCOGITARE” Project is to provide a Grid-based infrastructure to the Italian Agricultural Research Council (CRA) Institutes in order to enable them to find and share their know-how, data and computational power in a collaborative work context. This target will be reached in this project by using both Grid and advanced videoconference technologies. In particular, the “ESCOGITARE” project which should provide an e-Science based, virtual laboratory structure for plant and animal genomics to help in the understanding of important traits such as yield, stress resistance and quality.