This post is provided by Pieter Gietz, chair of the DARIAH-EU Working Group FIM4D
At this year’s TNC Conference in Trondheim, FIM4R presented its new white paper, which reflects findings on requirements gained since the release of its last paper in 2012 along with a new set of recommendations to all stakeholders of Federated Identity Management.
The new document sheds light on the needs and challenges of research infrastructures already cooperating in federations based on eduGAIN. It identifies diverse but convergent needs of various research domains, including the natural sciences and life sciences as well as humanities and social sciences, and provides recommendations for all stakeholders involved.
My colleagues Hannah Short from CERN, David Kelsey from STFC UK, Scott Coranda from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and I proudly presented the vision of FIM4R last week at TNC, the largest and most prestigious European research network conference. My part was to report about the recommendations of the paper.
As a member of DARIAH – I chair the DARIAH-EU Working Group FIM4D and DAASI International has been involved in DARIAH-DE and its predecessors from day one onwards – I represented the humanities in the FIM4R work together with CLARIN representatives and made sure that the DARIAH AAI requirements and accomplishments are properly reflected in the paper.
Publishing our idea on this platform was another important step towards our common goal of merging cyber research infrastructures with the federations operated by the national research network organizations and we are determined to move forward on the track of interoperability across countries and domains.
Find our paper at https://fim4r.org/2018/06/11/fim4r-version-2-final-draft-released/
All research domains and communities not yet represented in this work are herewith called to comment and to provide their FIM requirements. Such input will be collected and included in a final version (“2.1”) of the paper.