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  • Infographic on the methods and tools for blended learning download

    Knowledge base - Which methods and tools do education institutions use for setting up blended learning? SURF and the SIG Blended Learning have researched this among experts in the field of blended learning. In this infographic, you will find an overview of the most used methods and tools, as well as some tips and quotes.

  • An Automated Scalable Framework for Distributing Radio Astronomy Processing Across Clusters and Clouds download

    Knowledge base - The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope is an international aperture synthesis radio telescope used to study the Universe at low frequencies. One of the goals of the LOFAR telescope is to conduct deep wide-field surveys. Here we will discuss a framework for the processing of the LOFAR Two Meter Sky Survey (LoTSS).

  • Decision aid: realising support structures for IT-driven educational innovation download

    Knowledge base - This publication contains 5 points of consideration and 5 choices to make for institutions that want to support lecturers in achieving educational innovation through IT. These are based on interviews with 5 institutions. This decision aid can help institutions make their own choices in realising support structures for educational innovation.

  • Animated video NetherLight download

    Knowledge base - NetherLight, SURF's open network exchange, is a critical hub for international network traffic between education and research networks. With NetherLight, we, within GNA (the Global Network Architecture), work on optimising international collaboration. Watch the animated video.

  • Animated video Automation & orchestration download

    Knowledge base - SURF conducts research on the opportunities of automation and orchestration. We work on our own automation and orchestration framework, in order to respond to users’ network needs. At the SC ’17 conference we gave a live demonstration of automated network provisioning. Watch the animated video about our automation and orchestration framework.

  • Infographic use SURFconext 2017 download

    Knowledge base - SURFconext continued to grow strongly in 2017. The total number of logins via the service was over 90 million, an increase of 32%. The number of unique users increased by 15% in 2017. In 2017,260 new services were connected to SURFconext. The use of Strong Authentication also increased sharply. See all the facts in this infographic.

  • Case: Solving the puzzle of plant genomes download

    Knowledge base - High quality genome assemblies of plants are an important first step in gaining insights into plant development, disease resistance and crop improvement. But plant genomes are notoriously difficult to assemble. A new approach reduces the complexity of the process by wielding out errors and making more efficient use of data.

  • Report Research support in the Netherlands - UG & UMCG 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 episode focuses on University of Groningen (UG) and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

  • Case: High-speed link with digital test environment via light path

    Best practice MBO Utrecht: from reactive to proactive network management download

    Knowledge base - Since September 2017, 2 locations of MBO Utrecht have been connected to SURFwireless. By choosing the new Wi-Fi network, MBO Utrecht has opted for proactive management and a future-proof service. Both students and lecturers are happy. "It works like a dream." Read the best practice.

  • Cyber threat assessment 2017 download

    Knowledge base - The cyber threat assessment 2017 is an overview of the most important cyber threats within education, research and business operations of the past year. It gives administrators and security officers in education and research a clear picture of developments on which to focus in order to improve their information security and privacy protection.

  • 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.

  • 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.