Best practice documents

UNINETT’s best practice documents are recorded and accepted recommendations based on the collective experiences of the university and university college sector in the field of ICT. Sector experts in various executive committees discuss ICT-related challenges and agree on a best practice for a given field. These recommendations are then recorded in a best practice specification. The following topics have been covered so far: physical infrastructure, AV, network architecture, mobility, real-time communication, monitoring and security. 
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UNINETT’s best practice documents (UFS) are freely available and can be used by everyone. They are available in Norwegian and English
Conditions: 

The documents are recommendations for best practice based on the collective experiences of the university and university college sector and should be interpreted as such–no more, no less.

Description of the service: 

As part of the GigaCampus programme, UNINETT initiated the preparation of best practice documents in 2006. These documents are prepared in collaboration with the university and university college sector through executive committees. Once a best practice specification has been prepared by the committee, it goes through a round of consultations in the sector before it is approved. The work of preparing new documents, as well as updating the existing ones, will continue as part of UNINETT’s @campus activities.

Approved documents can be found here
UNINETT heads the sub-project "Campus Best Practices", which is part of the EU-funded project GÉANT. Through this project, the GigaCampus model is implemented in several European countries. As part of this work, all UFSs are translated into English and published at TERENA and on GÉANT’s website.
Costs: 

Best practice documents are free.

Organization of the service: 

UNINETT’s best practice documents are part of our @campus activities. A dedicated strategy and prioritization council has been appointed to offer strategic advice on the long-term plans for UNINETT’s campus activities. This council is chaired by UNINETT’s chief executive officer and comprises four ICT directors/deans from the university and university college sector.  

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