The Open University can also be reached via: Janet number 000041500030, EuropaNET
204334504891, Geonet da 23428440015630 or OU-VAX Library and Information Science Distance Education Consortium (LISDEC), Dan Barron, Coordinator, College of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
The main target of COSINE and of the more recent EUROCAIRN (EUROpean Cooperation for Academic and Industrial Research Networking) project is to build, to manage, and to improve a multiprotocol information research infrastructure in Europe: EMPB (European MultiProtocol Backbone), ruled by Europanet
. EMPB has been available since 1990.