GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

November 28, 2018

We plan to upgrade the Einstein@Home Web site this coming week in order to deploy new features that make our project more GDPR compliant. To that end users will see some new options that I will summarize here.

  • New users may only create an account by registering through the Web site. After your account is created, you may connect to Einstein@Home using a client.

Currently-running all-sky gravitational wave search

August 16, 2018

In order to run a new gravitational wave search on LIGO open data, we are putting the ongoing all-sky gravitational wave search on hold. In part this is because some questions have surfaced related to the de-jittering used in the preparation of the LIGO O2 data. These must first be understood. We will of course make the fullest possible use of the results obtained so far.

Bruce Allen, Einstein@Home Director

M.Alessandra Papa, Lead Scientist for gravitational-wave searches


GDPR: restricting access to project statistics downloads

June 13, 2018

Hi everyone,

we'd like to announce that we're going to disable anonymous access to our project statistics downloads, becoming effective tomorrow, June 14th at 15:00 CEST. The reasoning behind this move is the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its obligation concerning the publication of personal information of our users. We've discussed this matter with our community beforehand and found a way that seems to be acceptable for most.