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How COVID-19 data is being shared with researchers globally

Health & Medicine AARNet (Australia)

In the past few months data about the COVID-19 pandemic has been collected, aggregated and analysed at a rapid pace. As data is collected, published and updated daily worldwide, the coronavirus outbreak may become the most visualised data ever. COVID-19 Open To help improve the timely access to data in the COVID-19 emergency the World... View Article

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Coronavirus triggers Portuguese distance learning boom

Education Knowledge Exchange Technology FCT | FCCN (Portugal)

The academic communities in Portugal have rapidly taken up distance learning services due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Over very short time, the number of daily users has risen from just below 2,000 to more than 60,000.

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How computers can speed up vaccine development

Health & Medicine Other Jisc (United Kingdom)

Vaccines are the key to conquer threats to public health posed by coronavirus and other infectious diseases. A team at the University of Bristol, UK, is revolutionizing the way vaccines are developed, paving the way for faster and more effective vaccines. The scientists at the heart of the project explain how the Research 4.0 tools... View Article

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Research & education networks solve real-world problems

National and regional research & education networks traverse our planet, providing ultra high-speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education. This blog features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects empowered by these networks to make a difference.

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Supporting the global challenges of the novel coronavirus

The global network of interconnected National Research and Education Networks is boosting international capacity where needed as part of the global rapid response to the recent novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Connecting students to Saildrone and Berkeley Lab

Thanks to a new agreement between CENIC and the City of Alameda in Northern California, students will get to work with first-of-its-kind data captured from autonomous ocean vehicles studying everything from marine wildlife to climate models.

Safe at Play: Preventing sport-related sudden cardiac death in athletes

Researchers are leveraging the diagnostic power of the data collected from the wearable sensors athletes use to monitor to improve performance.

Stormy weather ahead – in space!

Being able to forecast the weather in space is becoming ever more important. So-called sub-storms caused by fluctuations in the Sun’s activity pose a threat to satellites and could be fatal to astronauts and space tourists.

Better dosages for children sick with cancer

By crunching large data sets, researchers are able to identify a specific genetic cause in one of seven young cancer patients. This allows for prescribing more accurate doses of medicine, avoiding unnecessary side effects

Supporting academic publishing in Ukraine

The URAN Publishing Service provides academics in Ukraine with the reliable virtual computing infrastructure they need to overcome technical barriers to publishing articles in academic journals online