AARC work is driven by the principle to support collaboration across institutional and sectoral borders needed by large-scale research initiatives and to improve the experience for users whilst guaranteeing their privacy and security.
The AARC project builds on the AAI deployments in the research and education (R&E) sector that led to the AAI frameworks used to date. Whilst previous projects addressed specific community requirements and delivered the most suitable AAI for those requirements, AARC works with the represented communities to address their common requirements.
The picture below depicts the approach.
By adopting a collaborative and user-requirements driven approach, AARC works to deliver a framework that builds on eduGAIN but it is interoperability with existing AAIs.