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Revolution when logging into CERN: the new Single Sign-On Portal

Up to now, access to non-public CERN web applications was protected by the CERN Single Sign-On portal (CERN SSO) and required your CERN password. However, given that many people have also a computing account at their home institute, or with Facebook or Google, wouldn’t it make sense to allow those accounts to be used for logging into CERN as well?  >>

TPG: Unireso travel cards soon to be available for purchase at CERN

In the framework of a partnership between CERN and the TPG, all active and retired members of the CERN personnel will be able to purchase Unireso travel cards from the CERN Hostel - Building 39 (Meyrin site) from 1 February 2013. At the same time, the CERN Staff Association will stop selling cards to its members. >>

Group Life Insurance

The CERN Administration would like to remind you that staff members and fellows have the possibility to take out a life insurance contract on favourable terms through a Group Life Insurance. >>

CERN School of Computing enriches its portfolio of events: first thematic CSC next spring

tCSC2013 is a new concept prototyped for the first time in 2013. It aims at complementing the existing portfolio of CSC events: the historical main summer school, organised since 1970, the inverted CSCs (iCSCs) organized since 2005, and the special schools, as organised in 2006 in Bombay. >>

News Articles

Longer - Faster - Purer  
A lot to look forward to  
LHC Report: Ion Age  
Therapeutic use of radioactive isotopes  
The SciencePAD treasure hunt of Persistent Identifiers  
ISOLDE’s rarest isotopes  
Medical imaging projects meet at CERN  
A Short Tale of the Black Sheep of -ITY  
Ombuds’ corner: Consider mediation - some rules  
News from the Library: Microsoft products no longer on sale at the Bookshop  
Gordon Fraser (1943-2013)  
Paul Levaux (1931-2012)  
Max Reinharz (1923-2012)  

Official News

Procedure for obtaining visas for Switzerland and France - Signature rights  
Official holidays in 2013 and end-of-year closure 2013/2014 (Application of Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Regulations)  
CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) Monthly Contributions – Changes for 2013  
Operational circular No.10 – Principles and procedures governing investigation of fraud  
CERN anti-fraud policy  
Administrative circular No.14 (Rev. 3) – Protection of members of the personnel against the financial consequences of illness, accident and incapacity for work  
Extension of the pre-retirement programmes  
2013 MARS – Refresher presentation | General principles of the Merit, Appraisal and Recognition Scheme  
To all members of personnel in receipt of remuneration from CERN  
Administrative circular n°3 (Rev. 2) – Home leave, travel to home station and assimilated leave and travel  

Training und Entwicklung

Technical training: places available  
Safety Training: places available in January 2013  


Lift 2013⎜February 6 to 8  
FameLab is back!  
“Does the brain have a gender?” | by Catherine VIDAL | January 24  

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