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Science Checker Project
Science Checker ProjectJune 29, 2020 2:37 pmThe Vietsch Foundation announces a new grant to Opscidia for the Science Checker project. The project aims at building a free to access search engine, developing a novel approach that verifies scientific claims by means of analysing the pertinent and available scientific literature. The subject of fRead More
Medal Award 2020
Medal Award 2020June 11, 2020 3:17 pmThe Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour is awarded annually to individuals or teams that have developed new ideas or demonstrated sustained organisational skills and whose efforts have led to the creation of institutions or services of enduring value.  This year, the Trustees of the Vietsch FoundatiRead More
New project: “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda Brock
New project: “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda BrockNovember 8, 2019 6:55 pmThe second edition of “Free and Open Source: Law, policy and practice” edited by Amanda Brock, will be published by Oxford University Press, in summer 2020, as an “open access title” with pdf, html and e-reader freely available on an attribution basis, thanks to the generous funding of the VRead More
DKS and CrypTech Integration Software Available
DKS and CrypTech Integration Software AvailableOctober 16, 2019 1:31 pmIn partnership with the Vietsch Foundation, Diamond Key Security (DKS) is excited to make available under a permissive BSD clause 3 open-source license software, software installation, and related documentation to enable DKS and CrypTech solutions to integrate with and support Windows networking envRead More
Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework
Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification FrameworkSeptember 13, 2019 9:05 amFunded in 2019 – The Vietsch Foundation funds a study by the European Campus Card Association (ECCA) that will encompass requirements for cross-border trusted student eID credentials, and provide recommendations for a trusted student eID framework to support the provision of secure identificatRead More
Medal award 2019
Medal award 2019June 17, 2019 12:06 pmThe 2019 Medal of Honour was awarded to Claudio Allocchio, senior technical officer for advanced applications and security at GARR, for the demonstrated achievements and long-lasting benefit he contributed to the research and education networking community throughout his career. John Dyer, member ofRead More
New project: Diamond Key Security Microsoft CryptoAPI Integration
New project: Diamond Key Security Microsoft CryptoAPI IntegrationMay 8, 2019 10:26 am8 May 2019, the Vietsch Foundation funds a new project proposal called “DKS Microsoft CryptoAPI Integration Project”. The project aims to create and develop the software application programming interface (API) and perform the necessary integration and validation steps for the DKS hardwarRead More
New project in the Research and Higher Education Technology Fund
New project in the Research and Higher Education Technology FundNovember 4, 2018 1:29 pmThe Vietsch Foundation has decided to fund a new project under the NLnet Research and Higher Education Technology Fund : TRACKING EXPOSED Algorithms are the technological solution to the information overload: they are as powerful as necessary to manage the overflow of data that reaches us. UnfortunaRead More
Medal award 2018
Medal award 2018June 11, 2018 2:55 pmThe Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour is awarded annually to individuals or teams that have developed new ideas or demonstrated sustained organisational skills and whose efforts have led to the creation of institutions or services of enduring value. The Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation take greatRead More
The Referoo project to Improve the Efficiency of Scientific Peer-Reviewing
The Referoo project to Improve the Efficiency of Scientific Peer-ReviewingJune 8, 2018 10:19 amFunded in 2018 – The Referoo project aims to create a set of tools to address some of the most critical inefficiencies of the traditional peer-reviewing process of scientific publications. In particular, it will build a web portal for managing the refereeing tasks of researchers. The portal wiRead More