Challenges and potential solutions for NRENs supporting their biomedical research communities were explored in a workshop in Rome, Italy, at the end of October. The event, called ‘Biomedical collaborations over National Research and Education Networks: success stories and best practices’ was held at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute) and attracted more than 30 participants from NRENs, research institutes, ministries and companies. This workshop was organised by GARR, the Italian NREN, as part of the EC-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project, on 30-31 October. Representatives from all the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries took part – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – as well as peers from Denmark, Israel, Italy, and Poland.
Submitted by Laura Durnford