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The power of empowering: building network expertise in Asia-Pacific

A key requirement for sustainable NRENs and their connected institutions is the availability of skilled technical staff able to set up and manage networks efficiently and with confidence. For 26 years the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) has been providing… Continue Reading →

Can your GÉANT demo wow SC18 Dallas crowds?

Do you have a GÉANT project-related demonstration that would get the 10,000-plus delegates at SC18 interested and excited? If so we would like to hear from you. GÉANT will exhibit in the research area of SC18, the International Conference for… Continue Reading →

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

An interactive webinar will introduce the Amazon Web Service (AWS) IaaS framework agreement and show how AWS can support research and education. In particular it will describe how the AWS spot market can be used to generate huge cost advantages… Continue Reading →

Launch of WACREN network opens opportunities for new and exciting Africa-Europe collaborations

On the first day of the annual WACREN conference, held in Togo’s capital city Lomé this year, attendees had the honour of receiving Togo’s Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou’s blessing on the official launch of the WACREN network. Initially, the… Continue Reading →

eInfraCentral – connecting users to research infrastructures across Europe

Europe’s research community needs its own information exchange. The new eInfraCentral portal meets this need; structuring an open discussion between e-infrastructures; and defining a common catalogue for their services. The new web platform acts as a gateway for end users,… 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 →

System collects data to minimise climate change impact on the Amazon

The Amazon region is one of the ecosystems on the planet most affected by global climate change. Given the effects of these climate phenomena, a monitoring system was launched in Brazil, called SIPAMHidro. The system generates information to be used by the scientific community,… Continue Reading →

Animated video: automation & orchestration

SURF conducts research on the opportunities of automation and orchestration. We work on our own automation and orchestration framework, in order to respond to users’ network needs. At the SC ’17 conference we gave a live demonstration of automated network… Continue Reading →

Surviving the GDPR (and storm Emma)

  On 27 February 2018, the Task Force Data Protection Regulation (TF-DPR) met for the third time since its launch in September last year. On this occasoin, we were kindly hosted by HEAnet in Dublin. Notwithstanding the threat that the… Continue Reading →

Registration open for the 30th NORDUnet conference 18-20 September, 2018

30 years young! Welcome to the 30th NORDUnet conference: DeIC and NORDUnet welcome you to a conference that has evolved from a one-track meeting to a three-track conference complete with side meetings and professional facilitation of sessions, etc. An interesting… Continue Reading →

Michael Foley: championing NREN development across the world

For all of his career Michael Foley has been an enthusiastic explorer of how ICT can increase education’s effectiveness and accessibility. As Lead Distance Learning Specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC, Michael became a champion of research and education (R&E)… Continue Reading →

Value of R&E connectivity and collaboration highlighted in high-level Moldova visit

The importance to Moldovan research and education of international collaboration and of research and education networks – in particular RENAM and GÉANT – was highlighted in recent high-level meetings in Chisinau. Dr. Leonie Schäfer, Senior Manager Global Liason at the… Continue Reading →

One AAI platform to support Life Science researchers

GÉANT, EGI and EUDAT joined forces to deliver an AARC Blueprint-compliant authentication and authorisation infrastructure to support all the 13 life science initiatives that cluster in the CORBEL project. The solution proposed by the three e-infrastructures is being piloted in… 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 →

Filesender Workshop: Join us in Utrecht

Filesender will be hosting a two day workshop on 1st and 2nd May 2018 at the Surfnet Office in Utrecht. The meeting is free to attend and registration is open. This meeting will be a chance to meet the current… Continue Reading →

TF-CSIRT says “Moin Moin” to Hamburg

From the 5th – 7th February 2018, over 250 CSIRT professionals attended the TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe – kindly hosted by DFN CERT. The meeting broadly covered four themes: human capital, EU initiatives, products and platforms and… Continue Reading →

What is the time – really?

Both in science and in society in general there is a rising demand for time accuracy. Extreme accuracy that is, and that involves sophisticated time measuring devices like hydrogen masers and caesium fountains (image above). Some of us need extreme precision on a… Continue Reading →

​CONNECT – The Trust and Identity Issue – is now online

The latest issue of CONNECT (#28) is now online, welcoming you again to nearly 60 pages of articles covering this diverse GÉANT community. Highlights from this issue include:  A preview of the upcoming TNC18 eduGAIN and AARC working together to… 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 →

Robust and reliable connectivity: the backbone between international projects

The TAITAGIS project is a bilateral cooperation between Kenya and Finland. Based on a previous comprehensive gap analysis, TAITAGIS aims to build a critical mass of postgraduates trained using modern facilities and hands-on case studies and to be sufficiently equipped to overcome… Continue Reading →

InCommon Baseline Expectations measurements and reporting: what to expect

This month, InCommon kicks off its program of measuring and reporting out on the alignment of participants’ federation metadata with the requirements of the Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation program. In the coming months, you’ll hear about the policy… 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 →

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