R&S attribute support for COVID researchers

Posted on Friday, 27 March 2020

How your institution can support COVID research with federated access Research and Scholarship attribute release

The international science community has asked for your help in connecting your researchers and scientists to collaborations that are rapidly forming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can you help them? Make it easier for your researchers, scientists, faculty, and staff to join a collaboration or project by doing the following: Adopt the REFEDS Research & Scholarship Category to help the collaborations receive the information they need to onboard a new member.

Every day new clinical trials, grants, contracts, and research engagements are forming and around the world. If your Identity Provider is NOT releasing the small set of attributes as described in the REFEDS Research & Scholarship Category, we are preventing researchers from accessing services they need to do their jobs quickly. Taking this action will remove the need for layers of IT involvement to enable access and immediate collaboration.

Enabling support for the REFEDS Research & Scholarship Category at a technical level is a simple change to make in a Shibboleth or OpenAthens IdP. Information can be found at https://www.ukfederation.org.uk/content/Documents/REFEDS-R-and-S, and you can contact service@ukfederation.org.uk if you need assistance. Once enabled, you should also contact us to add the relevant support tag to your IdPís registration.

If you have any questions, please contact: service@ukfederation.org.uk.

Edited by MarkWilliams ? on 27 March 2020, at 02:04 PM (Permalink)