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New eduGAIN website launched

To mark the 50th identity federation participating in the eduGAIN service, a new eduGAIN website has been launched and the technical site has been revamped to match the new look and feel. Visit https://edugain.org to find out more. Submitted by… Continue Reading →

26 April 2018 webinar – introducing Amazon Web Services and using the AWS spot market for research and education

A webinar will describe how the Amazon Web Services spot market can be used to generate huge cost advantages for fault-tolerant and flexible applications, such as test and development environments, stateless web servers, image rendering, video transcoding, and to run… Continue Reading →

​GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO

GÉANT is delighted to confirm Erik Huizer in his role as new permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GÉANT, effective May 1st 2018, following his appointment in July 2017 on an interim basis. Commenting on the appointment, Huizer added, “When I started at… Continue Reading →

Gastric cancer specialists discuss clinical cases in a remote session – with an Ambassador among them

Cancer patients are more likely to survive with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. However, geographic remoteness and lack of specialised resources often prevent access to this vital lifeline. Extending and improving patient care is at the very heart of telemedicine,… Continue Reading →

New legal structure for GÉANT

We are pleased to announce that on 31 March 2018 GÉANT’s legal structure changed to reflect one legal entity, GÉANT Association based in Amsterdam, with a UK branch in Cambridge that will continue with existing operations and staff. This step… Continue Reading →

TRANSITS I and CSIRT in Asia meeting at APAN45 – great potential for international collaboration

“The only way to learn is doing real stuff”, Melanie Rieback (Radically Open Security) encouraged the attendees to take action at the end of her module. She was one of the TRANSITS I trainers at APAN45 that took place on… Continue Reading →

eduGAIN GDPR advice published

As part of the comprehensive review of all GÉANT services for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) support, eduGAIN has published advice on the impact of GDPR on its current set up. eduGAIN is not involved in managing any personal data… Continue Reading →

Are you ready for TNC18?

TNC18 will open its doors in less than three months. So, have you registered and booked your accommodation? Remember that preferential hotel rates are only available by registering via our website. Finalise your hotel reservation today without further delays to… Continue Reading →

Collaboration opportunities and new faces at marcomms community group

Agreements to explore collaborations with other community groups was a key outcome of the meeting held by the GÉANT special interest group on marketing communications (SIG-Marcomms) in Finland on 13-15 March. With a varied and full agenda that covered big… Continue Reading →

The Return of CLAW. Save the date!

How well is your organisation prepared for a network or cyber crisis? Do you have crisis management procedures in place? Do you know who should be involved when crisis hits? And do you know how to reach out to –… Continue Reading →

SAML vulnerabilities announced: action advised

On 27th February 2018, Duo announced the discovery of a new vulnerability class that affects SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) systems.  The issue is described in the announcement linked above.  This affects SAML Service Providers (SP) across a range of different… Continue Reading →

News from WISE

In this post we cover two news items from WISE: the latest meeting of the WISE Community and the appointment of the new WISE Steering Committee Chair. WISE sets its mission The WISE community braved a surprisingly frosty British February… Continue Reading →

Call for applications: GARR scholarship opportunity for 10 young innovators

GARR, the Italian research and education network, offers 10 scholarships for study and research projects in memory of Orio Carlini, one of the founders of the Italian network. The duration of each scholarship is 12 months, with the possibility of… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Ensuring scientists and researchers get their data where it needs to be

Today’s research is increasingly data intensive and more often than not international. Collaborating across borders helps researchers make discoveries more quickly and develop solutions to some of the challenges we face as a globe. But getting data to where it… Continue Reading →

The 6th SIG-NOC meeting: hazy visions of the future

In October, we boldly stated in our blog, that at the sixth meeting of the Special Interest Group Network Operating Centre (SIG-NOC), we would be looking at the NOC of the future. Our latest meeting took place last November in… Continue Reading →

What makes GÉANT tick?

Early in 2017 we launched ‘Life at GÉANT’, a campaign to attract new talent with a closer look at the people inside the organisation and what excites them about their working lives. This week we publish two new employee stories… Continue Reading →

Supercomputers for computational drug discovery is the future

How do you screen billions of drug compounds to find the right one? Dr. Michael Houghton and colleagues at the University of Alberta’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology are speeding up the time it takes for life-saving drugs to be… Continue Reading →

Central Asia vital part of Eurasian knowledge belt

Representatives of the Central Asian and Asian R&E and NREN communities gathered on 13-14 December in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the 2nd TEIN-CAREN Workshop. Hosted by Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT), the workshop offered an ideal platform to explore new… Continue Reading →

Registration for APAN45 now open!

The 45th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN45) Meeting will take place 25-29 March 2018 in the vibrant city of Singapore. Hosted by Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), APAN45 offers an ideal platform for the Asia-Pacific R&E and NREN… Continue Reading →

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