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A new blueprint architecture, policy toolkit and other developments for the final year of AARC

An updated version of the AARC blueprint architecture, a policy toolkit and a security incident simulation are key agreements arising from the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project spring ‘all hands’ meeting, held in Athens on 10-13… Continue Reading →

Enlighten Your Research @EaP 2018 breaks records… again

Thirty-seven project proposals were submitted in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) 2018 Enlighten Your Research call for participation, breaking the record set the previous year. Proposals from across all the six EaP countries and organisations affiliated with EaPConnect project partners covered… 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 →

GARR director becomes member of GÉANT BoD

During the last GÉANT General Assembly, held in Prague on 23 November, attendees voted for four open GÉANT Board positions. Among the newly appointed BoD members is GARR director Federico Ruggieri, who commented “the international dimension is a key to… Continue Reading →

CONNECT 27 now online!​

The latest issue (#27) of CONNECT magazine is published today, ready not only for this week’s DI4R 2017 conference and the co-located European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Stakeholder Forum, but also the e-AGE Conference to be held in Cairo next week. As such, the… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons To Choose An Ecosystem Over A Single Tool For Your Learning

The ”Up to University” (Up2U) Project https://up2university.eu/ – coordinated by GÉANT – is to bridge the gaps between secondary school and university by providing European schools with a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) that helps students developing the knowledge,… Continue Reading →

Get Sirtfi’ed! Security training for federated organisations now available online

The providers of online identities and services can now access online training materials that will help them to handle security incidents in a way that is coordinated with other organisations within research and education federations. This Security Incident Response Trust… Continue Reading →

Safely experience crisis management and communications: CLAW community workshop

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic for organisations across the globe. For national research and education networks (NRENs) a crisis can either be an intentional (e.g. cyber-attack) or an unintentional (e.g. network failure due to natural disasters) disruption… Continue Reading →

Exchange of knowledge as communications community group looks East

Record-breaking SIG-Marcomms & Global PR Network meeting in Linz. The value of face-to-face knowledge exchange was proved in the joint meeting of the marketing communications special interest group and the global PR network on 2 June in Linz, Austria, following… Continue Reading →

Keep calm and carry on communicating

Crisis and community: the communications special interest group SIG-Marcomms learns lessons that strengthen research and education networking. Ten o’clock at night and you’re working late on your experiment, analysis or report, when suddenly there is no connectivity via your national… Continue Reading →

TNE – shaping the global citizen

Education without boundaries “The academy of the future does not confine itself to national boundaries”. These words of John Sexton, former President of New York University, in his inspiring closing speech at this year’s networking conference, TNC16, encapsulate the very… Continue Reading →

Lightning never strikes twice? Not at TNC16!

The TNC16 audience is diverse: almost 680 attendees from over 60 countries worldwide and every one of us different. Sure, we’re all focused on how best to connect and support the world’s research and education users – be they students,… Continue Reading →

Join the EU-China BoF at TNC16: Users wanted!

Author: Helga Spitaler (GÉANT) Jointly funded by GÉANT and its Chinese counterpart CERNET for a 10 year term, the new 10Gbps EU-China link provides direct connectivity between the two regions and seamlessly continues the EC-funded ORIENTplus circuit that was established… Continue Reading →

Superman, cybersecurity and a spinning world

Author: Alessandra Scicchitano (GÉANT) Wikipedia says that in 1993 the internet was used to communicate only 1% of information, compared to traditional media. ‘Cybersecurity’ maybe wasn’t even a word back then simply because there was no need for it. This… Continue Reading →

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