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New GÉANT (GN4-3) Deliverable highlights support for R&E during COVID-19 pandemic

A new GÉANT (GN4-3) Deliverable (D3.9) has been published to highlight the work GÉANT and its European and global partner networks have been doing to support research and education during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on those activities being supported by the European Commission.

As the document states, ‘GÉANT has been proactive in confirming that for key COVID-19 research initiatives, particularly those supported by the EC – including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) COVID-19 research initiative, the 18 research and innovation projects on coronavirus, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) COVID-19 Working Group and the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) – connectivity needs are being met despite changing traffic profiles, and that there are no new service requirements or gaps. It has also been proactive in supporting the GÉANT community, through increased, focused Special Interest Group (SIG) and Task Force (TF) activity, such as the SIGs on Network Operations Centres and Marcomms and the TF on Educational Services and Activities, and through targeted communications and engagement, including the GÉANT Community Café.’

The report covers EC-supported activities, GÉANT activities, and Global Partner activities.

The full report is available here.

All GÉANT (GN4-3) Deliverables are published online.