1 CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status.
2 MalariaControl.net uses the same BOINC software platform that allows hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to participate in projects such as SETI@home and Climateprediction.net, searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence or forecasting the climate in the 21st century. See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ for more details.
3 The Swiss Tropical Institute is based in Basel but has activities worldwide in support of its mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. It is a statutory organisation with core support from the Swiss Federal Government and the Canton of Basel-Stadt. The malaria modeling activities are supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
4 University of Geneva is the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: teaching, research, and service to the wider community. From the time of its creation in 1559 by Jean Calvin, right up to the recent discovery by University astrophysicists of extrasolar planets, the University of Geneva has continued to grow and develop while maintaining its longstanding tradition of excellence with an international angle.
5 ICVolunteers is an international non-governmental organization that recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers for non-profit projects and conferences (cybervolunteerism, language services and conference support). Its CyberVolunteers Program works with information and communication technology specialists who offer their skills and time to development projects. The Program benefits from the patronage of UNESCO-Switzerland.
6 Informaticiens sans Fronti猫res is an independent organization composed of international volunteers the aim of which is to help bridge the Digital Divide through education and communication in a form that is specially adapted to the needs of the developing world. ISF focuses on free Open Source solutions, and proposes a range of solutions that cover most problem areas of the Digital Divide.
7 The Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) is an international research network whose primary objective is to reinforce cooperation among international organisations and academic institutions. The GIAN funds research activities that involve a partnership between the academic world and international organisations and that concern at least one of five thematic areas: globalisation, sustainable development, social equity, intercultural dialogue or human rights. The GIAN benefits from the collaborative and financial support of the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva.