Flattening the Netherlands — What SURF can do for research!

The national research and education network of the Netherlands, SURFnet, is a subsidiary of the SURF organisation. SURF consists of four organisations that each have their own field of activity: SURFnet, SURFmarket, SURFshare and SURFsara. Furthermore, SURF and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO jointly set up the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC). The vision of SURF is to allow for researchers, students and staff to be able to work, study and research by supporting a uniform e-Infrastructure, independent of place, time or means. In this presentation we will elaborate on the activities that contribute to the joint SURF vision. We will share our experience on establishing collaborations with partners that may have mutual objectives, but also have their own viewpoints and working methods. We will discuss the challenges we faced and the lessons we have learned in this process. Furthermore, we will present the first results of the Enlighten Your Research contest. We will conclude with an outlook for the future.


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