TERENA NREN Compendium - ISSN 1569-4496

The TERENA Compendium provides an authoritative reference source for anyone with an interest in the development of research and education networking in Europe and beyond. Published since 2001, the TERENA Compendium provides information on key areas such as legal form; users; services; traffic; budget and staffing.

Production of the TERENA Compendium is supported financially by the European Union within the framework of the GÉANT project. TERENA is solely responsible for this publication. It does not represent the opinion of the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of data appearing in this publication.

The Common NREN Information Model and the 2014 Compendium and Questionnaire

The Common NREN Information Model (CNIM) survey is the result of a collaborative effort by APAN, ASREN, Canarie, Internet2, RedCLARA, TERENA, UbuntuNet and WACREN. The intention of the CNIM is to document the work of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) worldwide. The Common Information Model builds on earlier Compendium work done by TERENA, RedCLARA and APAN. Latin American NRENs are requested to complete the RedCLARA survey.

The 2014 questionnaire is now available! NOTE: the deadline for responding has been extended to 22 July 2014!

Take a look at the new interface (but see below for the procedure for answering to the 2014 survey).

How to take the survey?

This year, there is a new model with a new process, which involves the following steps:

  • Request access to the Compendium, using federated login.
  • After logging in, you will be taken to a page where you can select your NREN. The request is then reviewed manually by one of the Compendium administrators. If approved, you will receive an e-mail message.

  • The e-mail message will tell you that you have been approved and for which NREN. It contains a direct link to the Compendium.
  • Once logged in, you will be able to respond to the 2014 survey (look for the pink 'Respond' button). You'll also be able to do several other things.
  • Note that that more than one person from the same NREN can ask for and get the possibility to answer survey questions.
  • The system saves your answers as you type them in. However, we ask you to click the 'done' button when you are satisfied with all the answers you have given to a section. Note that you can still review and change your answers after clicking the 'done' button.


Information that is collected this way will be made public little by little in the months to come.

Printed versions of the Compendium can be ordered from the TERENA Secretariat and cost € 25 excluding postage and handling.

The development of the Common NREN Information Model is overseen by a panel composed of Omo Oaiya and Tiwonge Banda (Africa), Salem Alagtash (Arab region), Markus Buchhorn (Asia), Thomas Tam (Canada), Claudio Allocchio, Katrina Sataki, Mirjam Kühne, Helmut Sverenyák and Thomas Lenggenhager (Europe), and Marcela Larenas and Florencio Utreras (Latin America).

The current version of the Model is the second edition. It will evolve in future years. The panel requests and appreciates your feedback!

Data is not yet publicly available