Réseaux associés pour la recherche européenne (RARE)

National Research Networks in Europe

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13 Jun 1986, following a workshop, 1985, Luxembourg. RARE Secretariat established in Jun 1987 and officially opened 18 Sep 1987. Registered in accordance with Dutch law. Merged, Oct 1994, with U-XF1039 - European Academic and Research Network (EARN) to form U-XF3368 - Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA).


As an association of European networking organizations and their users: foster cooperation between both national and international research networking organizations in order to develop a harmonized international communications infrastructure; enable researchers to communicate, use information and access computer resources throughout Europe and in other continents.


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Council of Administration (COA), consisting of representatives of all members; RARE Executive Committee (REC); RARE Secretariat. RARE Technical Committee (RTC); Task Forces and Working Groups (carrying out their activities in the framework of RARE technical programme). RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC).


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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