Posted by Laura Nuttall on September 15, 2014
In the past, InCommon has teamed up with the CGCA and LIGO to provide secure federated access for researchers in U.S. intitutions. Now InCommon has joined the international eduGAIN service, and extends the same benefits to other researchers from across the world. InCommon participants will be able to access services with little or no intervention from central campus IT services, whilst maintaining full control and be in full compliance with privacy requirements. The global InCommon-eduGain pilot involves exporting metadata about three CGCA services to the international eduGain service.
Quoting Klara Jelinkova, chair of the InCommon Steering Committee and Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Chicago: "As a community we are indebted to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and particularly LIGO’s Scott Koranda and Warren Anderson, as fellow innovation pioneers in our international efforts to support research and education."
To find out more about this pilot scheme and what it involves, please read the following online article.