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Linking European and Chinese Research Infrastructures and Communities

Linking European and Chinese Research Infrastructures and Communities

Objective

Between 2007 and 2010 the ORIENT project provided the first high capacity link between GEANT and China with FP6 funding support and successfully enabled many innovative EU-China research and application collaborations to flourish. ORIENTplus addresses Section 3.4 domain (f) of the call ("International cooperation in Research and Education Networking addressing (i) the extension of the European infrastructure to China ") to maintain and further develop infrastructure between GEANT and China that is open for use by all European and Chinese researchers. ORIENTplus requires EC funding support to increase the capacity and offer point to point services on the link during the project term.
In ORIENT China was formally represented by CERNET; this time CERNET and CSTNET are equal partners, reflecting the strengthening research network relationships between the regions and offering scope for coordinated operational and user support.
The ORIENTplus proposal has been constructed taking account of the deep expertise of both the European and Chinese partners and building on the experiences of working together in ORIENT. CERNET and CSTNET, are each committing 1M Euro towards the link costs with CERNET's funding already maintaining the link during first 6 months of 2011. The EC and European NRENs will match the Chinese commitment over the period to the end of ORIENTplus to reflect the high mutual benefit to China and Europe, with 0.94M of the funds provided by the EC .The focus of the proposal is to support the infrastructure link. In addition the proposal sets out unfunded supporting activities to optimise the performance of the link, promote the use of the link, and provide users with technical support.

Coordinator

GEANT LIMITED

Address

126-130 Hills Road City House
Cb2 1pq Cambridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 940 000

Administrative Contact

David John West (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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UNITED INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS PROBLEMS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS

Belarus

COMPUTER NETWORK INFORMATION CENTER CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB

Czechia

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.

Germany

NORDUNET A/S

Denmark

ETHNIKO DIKTYO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS AE

Greece

CONSORTIUM GARR

Italy

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL E-INFRASTRUCTURES "E-ARENA" AUTONOMOUS NON-COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION

Russia

JISC COLLECTIONS AND JANET LIMITEDLBG

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283334

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 455 580

  • EU contribution

    € 940 000

Coordinated by:

GEANT LIMITED

United Kingdom