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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 →

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In 2018,  the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection (RCC) project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities, was completed, significantly improving connectivity for rural campuses. “The RCC project was very… 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 →

‘Creating the Future’, inspired by space: planet Earth – Belarus – Minsk

More than 80 cosmonauts and astronauts from 20 countries met with youngsters and members of the public in Minsk, Belarus, during the XXXI Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), supported by the United Institute of Informatics Problems… 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 →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly, by using machine learning that is supported by the cyberinfrastructure of the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) over the California Research and Education Network (CENIC). Wearable gadgets,… 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 →

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 →

Last chance! 5 reasons to attend EaPEC 2018 in Chisinau, 17-18 October

There’s only a short time left to register for this year’s Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference, EaPEC 2018, which will be hosted by RENAM in Chisinau, Moldova on 17-18 October. If you haven’t registered yet, here are five great reasons why… Continue Reading →

Spreading data literacy through workshops and hackathons

To empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery, the ‘Carpentries’ movement develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed for research. To date, more than 400 people have participated in 13 workshops, with an additional 30 (Data Carpentry and… Continue Reading →

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