Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital lives—and continues to define “what’s next.”
The technologies developed and leveraged by the Internet2 community not only advance R&E, but accelerate discoveries across the globe and have lasting impacts on the quality of human life. From the makeup of the universe, to cancer cures, to climate change and beyond, their efforts influence commerce, science, sports, education, news and medicine.
Internet2 & RDA
Data, both new and old, are at the foundation of research, scholarship, and the higher education enterprise - each of which belongs to Internet2’s mission to support, and the open sharing of data is critical to this mission. The Internet2 network is designed to enable the friction-free movement of data, and we collaborate openly with both commercial and academic data-intensive facilities and programs. The Data Preservation Network (DPN) is a nascent Internet2 program dedicated to the long-term preservation of the scholarly record, broadly defined. Internet2 has joined the RDA because our goals are aligned, we have members in common, and we believe that each of our missions can be progressed by working together.