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Posted on 2 December 2016 by GÉANT
Trusted Introducer is looking for suppliers to run the TI service from 1 Sept 2017

TF-CSIRT and GÉANT are please to announce a Call for Proposals for the operation of Trusted Introducer from September 2017.

The Trusted Introducer (TI) service offers a listing, accreditation and certification scheme for Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in and around Europe. Trusted Introducer forms part of the TF-CSIRT portfolio. The current contract for the Trusted Introducer service will expire on 31 August 2017. In compliance with the applicable public procurement regulations, GÉANT is issuing this Call for Proposals to run the Trusted Introducer Service from 1st September 2017.


Posted on 30 November 2016 by vietsch-foundation
Searching for the 2017 recipient of the Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour

The Vietsch Foundation was created during 2014 in memory of Karel Vietsch, former Secretary General of the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association. (TERENA).

Each year the Vietsch Foundation will award a Medal of Honour to individuals who have contributed to the development of a service, technology or approach that will be of enduring value to the community.

Suggestions for people who should be awarded the 2017 Medal of Honour are very welcome. Nominations, including details of what has been achieved and why the achievement is of outstanding value to the research and education community, should be sent to by Friday 24 February, 17:00 CET.

The trustees aim to award next year’s Vietsch Foundation medal of honour at the TNC17 networking conference to be held in Linz, Austria between 29 May - 2 June 2017.

John Dyer
Secretary of the Vietsch Foundation

The objective of the Vietsch foundation is to promote enduring innovation in the use and development of the Internet for research and education, by contributing funding to projects that progress European and global research and development of advanced Internet technology for scientific research and higher education. The Vietsch Foundation is currently funding two projects - FedLab ( and Searsia ( - but would like to expand its portfolio over the next few years. For more information about the Vietsch Foundation please visit


Posted on 28 November 2016 by GÉANT
GÉANT ownCloud and Collabora - working together to support collaboration

GÉANT, ownCloud and Collabora are now offering a joint solution which includes Collabora Online to the ownCloud service suite. This brings the first-ever production ready LibreOffice Online functionality to the R&E community within one set of services.

Via this agreement, ownCloud Enterprise users can now have access to a much requested open source cloud document suite that supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, increasing productivity while staying in full control of sensitive corporate data.


Posted on 28 November 2016 by SURFnet
Trend report 2016: how technological trends enable customised education

SURFnet presents the latest trend report, which focuses on the theme of customised education. 44 experts in the field of education and ICT have sought out technological trends that enable customised education. This trend report describes 13 technological trends that may affect the content and design of education.


Posted on 28 November 2016 by CESNET
COMBO-CG network card won the Industrie Prize in the Czech Head competition

The Netcope Technologies company and the CESNET association succeeded in the 15th edition of the prestigious annual Czech Head competition. The jointly developed COMBO-CG network card for high-throughput network traffic processing has been awarded with the Industrie prize.


Posted on 25 November 2016 by SURFnet
Best practice SURFfilesender at STC-Group helpdesk

Dutch education and research institutions can use SURFfilesender to send small and large files securely. STC-Group is one of the institutions using SURFfilesender. How does the helpdesk at STC-Group rate their experience of using SURFfilesender? Read the best practice.


Posted on 22 November 2016 by SURFnet
Infographic: the reliable SURFnet network

Continuity is at the heart of the SURFnet network, with every route being implemented in duplicate. Not only that, but all of the equipment we provide to institutions comes with built-in redundancy, and we carry out various measures to safeguard this continuity. Download the infographic.


Posted on 21 November 2016 by RENATA
RENATA Colombia, leader in streaming service for science and education

Since 2008, RENATA en Vivo has facilitated the transmission of more than 22,000 hours of scientific, educational and technological open access events through its network infrastructure.

RENATA en Vivo is the most used service of the national network of research and education of Colombia. The transmission of the academic events is supported with diffusion through the internet site,, as well as the accounts of Twitter (@Red_RENATA) and Facebook (@RENATAColombia).


Posted on 21 November 2016 by RIPE NCC
Measuring Gender Diversity at RIPE Meetings

Shane Kerr has been doing some measurments to see if there is a diversity problem at RIPE Meetings. Please provide feedback under the article if you have any suggestions or comments.


Posted on 18 November 2016 by SWITCH
We couldn't do research this way without SWITCHlan.

SWITCH's high-speed network plays a key role for international research in Switzerland. Here are two examples.


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