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OARnet Rolls Out Standard InCommon Agreement for Ohio

Posted on Dec 01, 2011 by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: 100 gigabit Ethernet, InCommon, InCommon Federation, InCommon Participant, Network Partnerships, Research & Education Networks, Software Defined Networking

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and Internet2 have developed a standard InCommon participation agreement for all public universities and community colleges in the state. These Ohio colleges and universities can save the time and legal resources they would have spent vetting and negotiating individual contracts. Recently, both PASSHE (the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) and MEEC (the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium) have signed such standard agreements for their states. The standard agreements help to streamline the process for joining InCommon, given that they ensure that provisions in the participation agreement are compatible with state law.