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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.

  • 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.

  • Case: Research into complex algorithms for intelligent search systems download

    Knowledge base - People who see the suggestions for related books/music on 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.

  • Article Cloud Management Portals download

    Knowledge base - In this article, Fred Teunissen (trade journal ICT Magazine), explains the importance op Cloud Management Portals, of which SURF's SURFcumulus service is an example.

  • Blog series The network of the future download

    Knowledge base - In February and March 2017, we have published 5 blog posts about innovations in software, automation, orchestration and network function virtualisation (NFV). Which deployments will be facing us and the research and education institutions?

  • Infographic Connect to SURFwireless in 8 steps download

    Knowledge base - SURFwireless offers you Wi-Fi as a Service. This reduces your workload, because SURFnet takes care of procurement, maintenance and monitoring. Your institution remains closely involved with the Wi-Fi network. Connect to SURFwireless in 8 steps with the help of the SURFwireless team. Download the infographic.

  • SURF Innovation Report 2017 download

    Knowledge base - Every 4 years, SURF sets out its strategic policy aims in a Strategic Plan, mapped out in coordination with the affiliated institutions. The start of 2017 marks the halfway point of our current multi-year plan for 2015-2018. In this innovation report, we present a sampling of the innovative projects performed by SURF and its partners.

  • Infographic SURF demo environment personal and flexible learning environment download

    Knowledge base - To help institutions develop a flexible and personal learning environment consisting of an integrated set of applications, SURF has developed a pilot environment. In 2017 several suppliers and educational institutions will experiment in this environment. Read the infographic to learn about this pilot environment and what it can do for you.

  • Report Research support in the Netherlands - Eindhoven University of Technology 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 Eindhoven University of Technology.

  • Vision document SURFnet vision on IAA: transition towards a user-centred focus download

    Knowledge base - SURFnet drafted a vision on Identification, Authentication and Authorisation (IAA) in 2016. The aim is to outline the developments in IAA and to invite institutions to discuss this subject. To SURFnet, the vision provides a foundation for innovation and service delivery.

  • Best practice Guest access to eduroam for WUR visitors download

    Knowledge base - Institutions can set up a temporary account for visitors to access the eduroam network on their campus, thanks to eduroam Visitor Access. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) uses this service. Marco Otte, service manager at WUR: "Using eduroam Visitor Access we can easily give our visitors access to our wireless network."

  • Infographic on SURFconext usage 2016 download

    Knowledge base - SURFconext has again grown considerably in 2016. The total number of logins via the service exceeded 68 million, a 29% increase. Again more institutions have joined and the service is being used more intensively. The number of unique users went up by 22% in 2016. This infographic shows all the facts.

  • Animation SURFsara's services download

    Knowledge base - SURFsara creates a bridge between research and advanced ICT. For researchers whose own computer is inadequate to large-scale international research projects. Want to know what SURFsara can do for your research?