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Posted on 28 February 2017 by GÉANT
Last chance to nominate the 2017 Community Award winner!

If you know someone who contributed a brilliant idea or effort to collaborative activities in the international research and education networking community, nominate them for this year’s GÉANT Community Award. Act fast though – the deadline is midnight CET on Thursday 2 March.

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Posted on 27 February 2017 by GÉANT
Registration open for 2017 Network Performing Arts Production workshop

Registration is open for the 2017 Network Performing Arts Production workshop (NPAPW17), which will be held on 3-5 April in Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme is mainly focused on education – teaching, learning and auditioning using the research networks. On the last day, attention will be given to the creative use of technology, with a concert composed especially for this event. This year, a special “Performing Arts and Advanced Networking 101” session will be offered before the beginning of the main programme. The session is designed primarily for those, who are joining the workshop for the first time, but all participants are invited to register.

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Posted on 27 February 2017 by SURFnet
New publication: white paper on open badges and micro-credentials

Open badges are digital badges designed to show that the badge holder possesses certain knowledge or skills. In this white paper, SURFnet documents the possible opportunities offered by open badges in Dutch education, e.g. as an aid to micro-credentialing.

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Posted on 27 February 2017 by RENATA
RENATA working to strengthen its human talent

RENATA's transformation in organisational structure reflects its intention to consolidate in 2017 as the main strategic ally of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI) in Colombia, by linking to the country's network of public schools, universities, research and development centres, innovation nodes, museums, hospitals and government institutions that work to contribute to the improvement of the academic, scientific and innovation productivity of the country.

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Posted on 24 February 2017 by CUDI
Call for the appointment of the executive director of CLARA

The Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks (CLARA) announces a call for the appointment of the next Executive Director of this civil association. Applicants must submit their application by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 24 - Montevideo, Uruguay time (GMT - 3). The selection process will continue until June 30, 2017. To download the Call: https://documentos.redclara.net/bitstream/10786/1253/1/170217_CONVOCATORIA_DIRECTOR_EJECUTIVO_CLARA.pdf

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Posted on 24 February 2017 by GEANT
In the Field stories: spotlight on genomics research

The In The Field February newsletter is now out, featuring exciting stories about how research and education networks around the world facilitate big-data genomics research and help make ground-breaking results possible.

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Posted on 19 February 2017 by GEANT
Asi@Connect project kicks off

The successor project phase of TEIN4, Asi@Connect, was formally launched last week during APAN43 in New Delhi, India. With €20m EU co-funding over 5 years, Asi@Connect will further strengthen R&E networking in the Asia-Pacific with particular focus on capacity building, application development and internet access in the least developed countries (LDCs). As TEIN4, the project is managed by Korea-based networking organisation TEIN*CC with GÉANT continuing its advisory role during this project phase.

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Posted on 17 February 2017 by GÉANT
AARC architecture guidelines and recommendations open for comments

Technical architects within research and e-infrastructures and scientific communities are invited to give feedback on technical recommendations and guidelines documents produced in the Authentication and Authorisation in Research Collaborations (AARC) project. The documents will remain open for comments until the end of February.

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Posted on 14 February 2017 by GÉANT
2 weeks left to nominate your contender for the GÉANT Community Awards

You think someone deserves recognition for their contributions to research and education networking? Then submit a nomination by midnight CET on Thursday 2 March 2017. The awards will be presented during the opening plenary session of TNC17, in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017.

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Posted on 14 February 2017 by GÉANT
EaPConnect business workshop cements community and knowledge sharing

Community spirit and an equal exchange of ideas were prominent features of a recent EaPConnect project workshop on business models for NRENs. The 2-day event, which was hosted in Berlin by DFN Verein, included 22 participants from 13 countries across Europe and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. The objective was to compare differing NREN business models, to examine strategies for sustainability and to develop awareness and knowledge of business models in general. A highlight was a presentation of the Berlin-based ‘The Unbelievable Machine Company’, which has a focus on Big Data analytics and cloud computing.

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