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AARC launches Policy Development Kit for research infrastructures

Policy templates, guidelines, context videos and a glossary are available in a new ‘Policy Development Kit’ (PDK) that has been launched by the AARC project. The kit provides new or evolving research infrastructures with guidance on developing a complete policy… Continue Reading →

Challenges and potential solutions in information security at AzScienceNet conference

Challenges and solutions were explored in a conference on ‘Actual multidisciplinary scientific-practical problems of information security’ on 14 December. The IV Republican Conference was held at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS in Baku, Azerbaijan. Researchers and experts in… Continue Reading →

Register for FIM4R: trust & identity updates for research communities by AARC, REFEDS, WISE and more

Registration is open for the Federated Identity Management for Research Collaborations (FIM4R) workshop that will be held on 11 February 2019. Research communities that have been participating in the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project will present… Continue Reading →

GRENA cybersecurity team takes first place in CYBER-EXE Georgia 2018

Security experts from GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, won first place in this year’s CYBER-EXE Georgia 2018. This was the 5th time this event has been held, aiming to prepare IT professionals from public and private sectors… Continue Reading →

Webinar on AARC & REFEDS assurance suite – 13 Dec 2-3pm CET

On 13 December at 14:00-15:00 CET, a live webinar will explain the new REFEDS Assurance Framework, which was developed in cooperation with the AARC project. This webinar is aimed at identity federation operators and their members. Connection via: https://geant.zoom.us/j/941952772 The… Continue Reading →

Assurance – A truly collaborative work

REFEDS and the AARC project worked together to produce the REFEDS Assurance Framework (RAF), approved in October 2018, and AARC guidelines on assurances. There has been a lot of discussion about assurance in the research and education space over the… Continue Reading →

GRENA launches cyber exercises portal www.cyber-lab.tech

Nowadays, information and cyber security have become essential for the stable operations and development of countries’ e-infrastructures. Taking this into consideration, GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association in cooperation with CERT.GOV.GE – the Georgian Governmental Computer Emergency Response… Continue Reading →

AARC gears up for final months, with a view to long-term legacy

A legacy that will benefit research communities after AARC ends – this is a major goal for the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration project. How best to create this legacy and what to prioritise in the final half… Continue Reading →

Enabling single sign-on across EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE services

Recommendations from the AARC project will be put into practice alongside eduGAIN, the REFEDS Research and Scholarship entity category and Sirtfi to help integrate the AAIs (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures) of EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE. See the full story on the… Continue Reading →

e-Health experiences shared in workshop between EaP and EU partners

Challenges and potential solutions for NRENs supporting their biomedical research communities were explored in a workshop in Rome, Italy, at the end of October. The event, called ‘Biomedical collaborations over National Research and Education Networks: success stories and best practices’… Continue Reading →

Research communities ‘plug in’ to AARC expertise to benefit their users

A great step forward has been taken by research communities that are implementing an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) that complies with the blueprint architecture and policy recommendations produced by the AARC project. A very ‘hands-on’ event combined training and… Continue Reading →

3rd EaPEC conference brings attention to Moldovan research and education networking

High visibility for RENAM was a practical outcome of hosting the 3rd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference – EaPEC 2018 – on 17-18 October. RENAM, the Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova, presented a rich menu of services, gathering immediate… Continue Reading →

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