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Enlighten Your Research launches 2018 call for Eastern Partnership participation

The 2018 Call for Participation is open for Eastern Partnership research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research proposals. The deadline is midnight CET on Friday 7 April 2017. After the success of the EYR@EaP2017 programme, where projects were awarded in… Continue Reading →

Making collaboration easier in Latin America and beyond

By helping creative initiatives experiment with new digital applications and improve dissemination and intercommunication, Anilla Cultural creates innovative synergies between different technical working groups on an international level, with multiple interconnected video conferencing rooms, exchange of interactive content, simultaneous interpretation… Continue Reading →

AARC pilots AAI solutions for research: Cherenkov Telescope Array

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the major global observatory for very high-energy gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. CTA will be operated as an open, proposal-driven observatory, with all data available on a public archive after… Continue Reading →

Nominate a colleague for the 2018 GÉANT Community Award!

Nominations are now open for the 2018 GÉANT Community Award. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from within the GÉANT community and will be announced at TNC18, which will take place in Trondheim, Norway on 10-14… Continue Reading →

GRENA boosts eduroam visibility in Georgia at UNESCO-supported anniversary event

GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, provided the eduroam roaming service to guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) on 8 February 2018. More than 130 guests from Georgia and other countries used… Continue Reading →

SURF tests possibilities of 5G network on campus in Groningen

SURF is researching potential 5G applications for the benefit of education and research institutions. As part of these efforts, it is taking part in the 5Groningen project and setting up a smart campus testbed. Within the 5Groningen project SURF and… Continue Reading →

RENATA connects you with the world’s academic network!

The vision about the challenges and opportunities that Colombia has in relation with the national research and education network was presented to more than a thousand members of the academic community by RENATA during its re-launch event in Bogota on… Continue Reading →

The network operators community in the RIPE NCC service region

RIPE NCC surveyed the organisers of the Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in its service region to get a comprehensive overview of how these groups are run and the challenges they face in bringing together the technical communities in their countries… Continue Reading →

The new European General Data Protection Regulation – why bother?

GDPR is perhaps the hot topic within organisations at the moment as it has the potential to affect virtually every aspect of the business. The GDPR will affect research and education (R&E) organisations based in the Unites States (US) due… Continue Reading →

Artificial rainmaking – combining computational models to seed particles in the clouds

“Artificial rainmaking in the United Arab Emirates” is what researchers such as Hannele Korhonon from the Finnish Meteorological Institute talk about when asked about the objective of the OASIS (Optimization of Aerosol Seeding In rain enhancement Strategies) project. The project is financed… Continue Reading →

Armenian National Academy of Sciences selected as new ‘FabSpace’

Congratulations to EaPConnect project partner IIAP NAS RA – the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia – which has been selected as a new ‘FabSpace’. A welcome event for… Continue Reading →

The TNC18 preliminary programme is now live!

We are delighted to announce the unveiling of the preliminary programme for TNC18​ – Intelligent networks, cool edges? Ranging from networking in extreme environments to security of connected medical implants and quantum technology, TNC18 covers a wide variety of inspiring… Continue Reading →

eduVPN – a shield to protect your privacy when you are out and about

Most public WiFi hotspots are set up strictly for convenience – not security. When you are using an unprotected public hotspot, whatever you do online is wide open to prying hackers’ eyes. That is why a group of developers from various… Continue Reading →

Safer Internet Day with the CESNET Association

The CESNET Association will contribute to the International Safer Internet Day with its traditional seminar about operations and network safety, services and Internet applications. For the seminar on Tuesday, 6 February, CESNET has prepared a series of presentations on current… Continue Reading →

How we’re implementing the GDPR: the RIPE Database

RIPE has heard feedback that there’s a lot of interest in the way personal data is processed in the RIPE Database and how it will be affected by the implementation of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Spoiler alert:… Continue Reading →

LAGO observatory: the Latin American giant using advanced networks

The data generated between the different centres of the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) are transferred through advanced networks. Depending on the number of detectors, 5 to 10 GB are processed monthly for each site, as indicated by Dr. Torres,… Continue Reading →

A shrinking pie? The IPv4 transfer market in 2017

A record number of IPv4 addresses were transferred between LIRs in the RIPE NCC service region in 2017. However, 16 of the largest transfers, amounting to 78% of the total transferred address space, were really about the administrative management of… Continue Reading →

TNC18 programme: a sneak preview

We are delighted to share the TNC18 initial programme schedule ahead of next month’s announcement, at which time we will reveal the impressive selection of keynote speakers and the engaging topics that their talks will cover. Earth Observations, Privacy, Responsible… Continue Reading →

Deadline extension for EYR India-Europe proposals: now 7 February 2018

Are you a researcher in India looking to collaborate with European research centres or universities? Or are you a European researcher aiming to collaborate with peers in India? Then the Enlighten your Research program (EYR-India2Europe) is just made for you!… Continue Reading →

E-SIM: one card for printing, access and calling?

Up until now we have seen the E-SIM as a provider-independent SIM card for your phone. But from a technical perspective, the E-SIM is an applet with SIM card functions on a smart card. The E-SIM allows you to integrate… Continue Reading →

Apply for the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) – changed deadlines!

Do you do research on network measurement and analysis, IPv6, IoT, BGP routing, network security, internet governance or peering and interconnectivity? Then apply for the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, accommodation and travel to our… Continue Reading →

Delivering the data for groundbreaking cancer research

“Your download will be complete in 43,800 hours” is what the device communicated. When the Sheba Cancer Research Center (SCRC) wanted to transfer 300 terabytes of data from the US National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG)Genomic Data Commons (GDC) in Chicago to local… Continue Reading →

SIG-MSP: working together to deliver a compelling value proposition for NRENs

The latest meeting of the Special Interest Group on Management of Service Portfolios (SIG-MSP) took place at Jisc’s central London offices on 17-18 January 2018. SIG-MSP promotes collaboration on the topics of strategic, business and cooperative management of services. The… Continue Reading →

Nextcloud and GÉANT team up to deliver secure file sync-and-share solution for education and research

Communication and real-time collaboration are quickly becoming more important in the educational market, while keeping data and communication under the control of IT continues to be a challenge. Nextcloud offers a powerful solution for these needs, combining unique features like… Continue Reading →

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