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Janet (United Kingdom)

Janet is the UK national research and education network

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Driving the bioinformatics revolution in life sciences

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) near Cambrigde, UK distributes datasets worldwide using R&E connectivity. This biological data enables the discovery of new drugs, new diagnostics and increasingly new agro-chemicals. Their work, which includes the 1000 Genomes Project, has generated petabytes of data and this growth is showing no signs of abating. On-demand bandwidth over R&E networks will therefore be critical to their ongoing work.

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Technology and sports science: a winning team

Technology is rapidly changing the way athletes and sports coaches work together. Accurate feedback and reliable assessment techniques are the main ingredients to maintain and improve performances or to effectively recover from sport injuries. Remote sensing and data sonification, underpinned by high-capacity connectivity, can improve standard data analysis techniques currently employed in some aspects of biomedical science, including sports science and rehabilitation.

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Transnational Education – taking global learning to a new level

Transnational Education (TNE) is growing at a brisk pace across the globe. Academic institutions are collaborating to jointly teach students who are benefitting from high quality teaching, locally, without needing to travel abroad. TNE activities are varied from remote campuses to joint degree programmes with institutions sharing best practice on a worldwide scale. All TNE activities are underpinned by high-speed networks such as Janet, the UK’s national research and education network provided by Jisc, CERNET (in China), and international links which make essential teaching activities such as delivering courses, sharing lectures in real-time and running video-based, international tutorials possible.