Following this year’s success, the European research and education network GÉANT is launching again an Innovation Programme to support innovative projects within the European R&E community. The funding - up to EUR 30 000 per project - offers a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish or test new ideas.
As we come to the end of the year, it's time for our editorial team to take stock of 2021; a year, once again, rich in a wide variety of topics and articles. This summary will give you an overview, in chronological order, of the most read and clicked articles in our newsletter.
In 2016, the Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo) developed an open access repository for scientific publications resulting from research projects they funded. At Belspo's request, Belnet recently optimised the tool and migrated it to the Belnet infrastructure.
We inform you that we will not implement any upgrades or new services between Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and Monday, January 10, 2022. Please note also that our offices will be closed between Saturday, December 25, 2021 and Sunday, January 2, 2022. Our offices will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Recently, one of our customers experienced a targeted volumetric DDoS attack. The attack was successfully mitigated by our DDoS Mitigation Service, but became so powerful at a certain point that some of the Belnet network's uplinks became saturated.
The growing digitalisation in Belgium and the recent announcement by Microsoft seemed the perfect opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the transformation towards the Cloud. Indeed, thanks to GÉANT and the OCRE framework agreement, you enjoy numerous advantages.
From 1 January 2022, Belnet will take over the management of DMPonline.be from the DMPbelgium Consortium. This tool allows researchers to draw up, manage and share digital data management plans. Some twenty universities, colleges and research centres already use DMPonline.be.
The pan-European research network GÉANT received formal approval last month for the GN5 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). The GN5 FPA is a 7-year strategic framework that outlines the overall direction, objectives, and impacts of individual projects within that timeframe as part of Horizon Europe.