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Ensuring scientists and researchers get their data where it needs to be

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Researchers at La Trobe University, Australia, collaborate with colleagues conducting fieldwork at archeological sites across Africa. FileSender, a solution enabling these researchers and thousands of others worldwide to transfer large datasets from the field to the lab, is now benefiting from a new home for sustainable R+E software development.

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High-speed drug discovery

Health & Medicine CANARIE (Canada)

How do you screen billions of drug compounds to find the right one? Connect a research team at the University of Alberta with a supercomputer 2,700 km away in Ontario using Canada’s high-speed national research and education network. Leveraging this powerful infrastructure, Dr. Michael Houghton and colleagues are speeding up the time it takes for life-saving drugs to be identified from months or years to weeks.

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How Jisc’s connections to China improve student experience

Education Technology CERNET (China) GÉANT (Europe) Janet (United Kingdom) ORIENTplus (eu-china)

Students at Queen Mary University of London’s partner universities in China need seamless access to UK-hosted course materials – whether on campus or off. Here’s how Jisc helped improve their digital experience, by working with networks and providers behind the scenes.

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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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Ugandan students enhance university services and create jobs

Students at Kyambogo University in Uganda put their skills to good use building an application to improve services… and create a startup company ZEENODE, which results in jobs for themselves and the wider community along the way.

Swedish medical research goes East

Research & Education networks go where their customers go. So, while research and education grows increasingly global, networks do the same. One recent example is the prestigious Swedish Karolinska Institute’s opening of its first hub outside Sweden, the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong.

Thai researchers participate in Large Hadron Collider experiments

Students and researchers work with their peers in the international scientific community, increasing technology transfer and building capacity, while stimulating greater public interest in related fields, such as proton therapy cancer treatment.

China link boosts global recruitment

How Jisc helped improve the point-to-point link between the University of Hull and its China office – contributing to a rise in student recruitment

Chasing gravitational waves with the network

The observation in August 2017, for the first time ever, of the merging of two neutron stars was the result of an important collaboration between the American and Italian interferometers LIGO and VIRGO. This discovery initiates the era of "multimessenger astrophysics," which promises to reveal exciting new insights about the Cosmos.

Make your own kind of music with R&E networks

The net:art project is harnessing the power of audio-visual transmission technologies for the performing arts. This is about enabling artists to interact with one another and their audiences, despite the distances that separate them.