Policy Harmonisation

In this activity we develop the policy models that help research collaborations progress: how can generic e-Infrastructures and domain-specific Infrastructures benefit from coherency in policy and sharing common security practices? How do policies complement the technical research work carried out in the architecture work package?

The set of recommendations and best practices to implement a scalable and cost-effective policy and operational framework for the integrated AAI is growing, and you can leverage results right away!

Present yourself as a trusted identity partner of your federation and support your own researcher community by

As an Infrastructure, leverage a policy framework to ensure coherency and that aids you getting necessary information about your federated users:

And once you conceive new services, make sure they are sustainable and will outlive any particular project: research and collaboration benefits from long-term services that continue to flourish year after year. From ‘guest identity providers’ to credential management services, great operational models in federation land have been collected by AARC for your re-use.

No policy nor any best practice in itself will achieve results: it is only through their adoption by the community at large that they gain value, and ensuring this level of acceptance needs engagement throughout the policy development process. For this reason the policy harmonisation activity works closely through existing federated community structures to encourage wide adoption of the developing frameworks. Please engage through AARC Engagement, or join our collaborating groups: REFEDS, IGTF, FIM4R, and WISE.

Ongoing activities are described in more detail on the AARC Wiki pages. The work package is led by Nikhef (David Groep).

Deliverables and milestones

Ancillary documents