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    Case: Using Jupyter Notebooks in an international summer school download

    Knowledge base - How do you give a group of students simple access to a simulation model used for training, without the need to install software on many different computers? Maarten Krol, professor of Meteorology and Air Quality at Wageningen University, is a big fan of using Jupyter Notebooks on SURFsara HPC infrastructure.

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    Case: Computer models in the fight against plastic soup download

    Knowledge base - The Ocean Cleanup wants to remove "plastic soup" from the oceans. This organisation has now received help in doing so from SURFsara, in the form of processor time on the Cartesius supercomputer. Now the effects of waves and currents can be better predicted.

  • Guide to Learning Analytics under the Personal Data Protection Act download

    Knowledge base - When an education institution processes personal data, it is subject to the Personal Data Protection Act. This raises questions as a result of the novel character of learning analytics: what is the significance of this Data Protection for the collection and use of information? A guide on this issue has been drawn up and translated into practice.

  • Best practice Researchers at VU, VUmc and UvA share the facilities at the O|2 Lab Building download

    Knowledge base - Researchers from 3 institutions – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) – are working together in the same building on pioneering scientific research in the field of human life sciences. This working partnership requires collaborative support at ICT level too.

  • Report Research support in the Netherlands - VUmc download

    Knowledge base - SURF presents a series on how institutions organise their research support . This third episode focuses on VUmc. VUmc wants to provide researchers with as much support as possible by means of standard procedures and services without these limiting researchers’ freedom.

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    Case: 'Cloudbursting' expands research infrastructure at VUmc download

    Knowledge base - Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VUmc) sometimes reach the capacity limits of the private VUmc Research Cloud, which is why it is connected to SURFsara's HPC Cloud. Lightpaths between the Research Cloud and the HPC Cloud provide additional security, reliability, and capacity, and researchers do not even notice the difference.

  • Whitepaper Cyber Crisis Exercise OZON download

    Knowledge base - The need for cyber crisis exercises in the education and research sector was clearly evident from the national exercise in 2016. The results and recommendations from this exercise have been published in a whitepaper, intended to serve as a guide for (ICT) policymakers and security specialists seeking to organize their own cyber crisis exercise.

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    Case: Comprehensive datasets provide insight into causes of schizophrenia download

    Knowledge base - Genetic variants play a major role in the occurrence of psychiatric conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and autism. Comprehensive data sets and plenty of processing power are needed to map these. Prof. Danielle Posthuma and her research group are therefore making intensive use of the Research Capacity Computing Service (RCCS) at SURFsara.

  • Manual and script for organising cyber crisis exercises download

    Knowledge base - What to do when you are confronted by a cyber crisis? In 2016, SURF together with 28 organizations held a large-scale exercise, OZON, to develop skills, raise awareness and formulate recommendations. This document shows, based on that experience, how to set up a cyber crisis exercise in your institution: preparation, execution and evaluation.

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    Case: UMCs together in the cloud with Office 365 download

    Knowledge base - The University Medical Centres (UMCs) are moving into the cloud, making use of Office 365. The first step is the joint migration to Exchange and SharePoint Online in Office365. This will provide greater service continuity, reduce the effort involved in management activities, and deliver significant financial savings.

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    Animated video Implementation optical layer SURFnet8 video

    Knowledge base - In 2017 SURFnet will implement the new optical layer of the SURFnet network. What does the implementation process look like? And what does this mean for the institutions? Watch the animated video.

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    Case: Processors agreement clarifies responsibilities in relation to privacy download

    Knowledge base - Educational institutions and their suppliers often process personal data. The laws and regulations governing this are complex and constantly changing – e.g. the obligation that came into force in 2016 to report data leaks. SURF helps institutions with their obligations in this area, e.g. with the provision of a new model processors agreement.

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    Case: Research into complex algorithms for intelligent search systems download

    Knowledge base - People who see the suggestions for related books/music on Bol.com and Spotify often don't realise that there are complex algorithms at work behind them. Martha Larson (Radboud University Nijmegen and TU Delft) is conducting research on these algorithms. She looks at the technological capacities and the necessary computing power, as well as privacy.

  • Report Research support in the Netherlands - Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen download

    Knowledge base - Many institutions are involved in research support. SURF presents a series on how institutions organise their research support and future agenda and is based on SURF's Support4research innovation project. This second episode focuses on Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen.

  • Secure assessment workbook download

    Knowledge base - In order to support institutions in making the assessment process secure, SURFnet worked with experts from various institutions of higher education to develop this secure assessment workbook. This workbook offers institutions guidance on setting up the complete assessment process securely and applies to digital and paper assessments.