Knowledge Exchange works on extending membership with CSC
Knowledge Exchange, a co-operative effort that supports the use and development of ICT infrastructure for higher education and research, has now signed a memorandum of understanding with CSC, the national Finnish IT center for science. In this memorandum both parties agree to negotiate the terms on which CSC can become a member of Knowledge Exchange.
The partners are very happy with the valuable added perspective that
CSC can bring to the initiative. The experience CSC has in offering
national ICT services to researchers and higher education is very
important in providing broader input to the initiative. This includes
their experience with high performance computing, data storage, green
ICT, networking and software development. Finland is a leading country
in providing ICT services and CSC has played a very strong role in
achieving this position.
Norman Wiseman, the chairman of the Knowledge Exchange steering group and head of services and outreach at JISC says: "We are very happy to work with CSC on getting them to join the initiative. CSC has proven to be a very reliable and valuable partner with a strong international focus. Their insights are extremely valuable and will add a valuable perspective to the initiative."
Kimmo Koski, the Managing Director of CSC adds: "The connections with Knowledge Exchange offer us a link to four leading organisations working on innovative IT solutions not only for research but also for higher education and the culture sector. We are looking forward to jointly exploring this field and gaining added value from the exchanges."
The Knowledge Exchange activity strands (interoperability of digital
repositories, Open Access, Primary Research Data and research tools)
facilitate the strengthening of Finnish capacities in digital research
and culture and related service delivery. Facilitating Open Knowledge
and Open Culture by development of sustainable business models for open
access supports national initiatives.