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GÉANT launches market consultation for upcoming ‘OCRE 2024’ tender

GÉANT, the collaboration of European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), is pleased to announce the opening of a market consultation for the upcoming ‘OCRE 2024’ tender, with the issue of a related Prior Information Notice (PIN). Towards the GÉANT Cloud Framework ‘OCRE 2024’ As one of the main high-level objectives of the GN5-1 project, GÉANT is currently preparing the re-procurement of its flagship cloud framework. Now gearing up towards its third iteration, this successful initiative has driven innovation and digital transformation across Europe since 2016 by enabling Research and Education institutions to find, acquire and consume vetted commercial cloud services, whilst benefiting from reduced costs and easier procurement...

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New OCRE Funding and Procurement Call

The EC-funded OCRE project is awarding  approximately €500,000 per project to fund cloud infrastructure, platform and software services that drive agility and accelerate outcomes for qualifying research projects. This includes both Cloud and Earth Observation services. We encourage you to engage with researchers in your institutions to take advantage of this funding and share this information with their colleagues, students and networks. As coordinators for the OCRE Frameworks in each country, NRENs can play a vital role in supporting research projects with this funding call. Please use national channels to raise awareness of this opportunity among research communities, and work to facilitate the necessary partnerships (e.g. project...

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Compliance made easy with new GDPR Transfer Guide for NRENs on the 2020 IaaS+ Framework

Since its launch last year, the 2020 IaaS+ Framework has been making it easy for the European research and education community to access a wide portfolio of cloud services and platforms tailored to their needs. However, while all suppliers selected via the OCRE project tender are bound by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations, there are some necessary and fundamental considerations about international data transfers and GDPR compliance that organisations should make before selecting the providers that meet their requirements. In order to address the most common questions and provide guidance to European NRENs and connected institutions that are seeking to use – or actively using – the Framework, a team formed by HEAnet’s...

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