MAGIC - Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global virtual Communities – involves 19 Research and Education Network (REN) partners from all over the world, who have been actively cooperating towards building interoperable services for research and education communities.
One of the project objectives is to establish a small set of relevant user communities working on areas/topics that are of high interest in a significant number of world regions. So far four Global Science Communities (GSC) have been raised in e-Health, Biodiversity, Environment and Remote Instrumentation. Each one of these GSC had its first virtual meeting during February, introducing actions to all interested scientists, worldwide. You can access all the presentations given and to the videos of these meetings by clicking in the following links and exploring its contents:
Face-to-face training sessions on Authorization and Authentication Infrastructures, eduroam and NRENum.net have been carried out in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Arab States. In addition an on-line course on NRENum.net and DNS Configuration has been set on-line to all those who are interested in NRENum. The purpose is to allow REN member institutions the possibility to register their voice over IP identities in a global directory. Access to the course:
These projects started in El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Ethiopia and Moldova as members of NRENun.net (an end-user ENUM service run by the GÉANT Association).