Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) of The Research Council (TRC) has launched a new service called ‘Mirsal’ that is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community to exchange learning objects and large data sets. Dr.Abdulmunim al Kharousi, OMREN Director, stated that Mirsal is a web-based application provided by OMREN that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users. He also maintained that the service was developed internally by OMREN employees, and the launch of this service was to provide a new space for researchers and members of the network in light of the health conditions in the world and the spread of the COVID-19 disease

Dr.Abdulmunim further added that this new service has several different features that suit the needs of all researchers, the most important of which are: Transfer expiry duration is 20 days, the maximum number of files per transfer is 30, the maximum number of recipients is 50 at a time, all file formats are acceptable except .exe & .bat, the maximum size of the file for non-HTML5 browsers is 2Gbps, and maximum size per transfer for HTML5 browsers is 50Gbps.

Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) is a central part of a sustainable infrastructure that contributes to the emergence of an effective national innovation ecosystem. It provides the research and education community in the Sultanate of Oman with a common network and collaboration infrastructure adapted to their needs.