eduTEAMS - Making managing virtual teams easy
Collaboration is at the heart of research. Research teams can be created which cross borders and continents to bring the right skills together wherever they are based.
eduTEAMS enables distributed, multi-institution, communities to leverage existing AAI infrastructures to help them manage their own Community AAI in order to address the challenges in accessing to a multiplicity of essential services and sharing resources in a secure, flexible and scalable manner. eduTEAMS provides a central point for the community to manage its user membership, to connect Identity Providers and Service Providers and to define and apply access and sharing policies.
Leveraging the ubiquitous presence of eduGAIN federated identities, eduTEAMS enables the community members to use the identities from their home organisations (HO) for authentication and identification purposes, while augmenting the information available from the HO, with community specific information, such as membership and roles within the community.
As research crosses not only countries but sectors, eduTEAMS caters also for communities with users such as those from industry or citizen scientists who do not have access to eduGAIN. eduTEAMS supports a long list of external (non-eduGAIN) Identity Providers, such as social networks, community operated identity providers and other platforms that can provide federated user identities. For example a collaboration between a private lab and university researchers can manage a community AAI service to help them all securely and easily access the required services and data.
eduTEAMS has successfully completed a number of pilots and a demonstration platform is available here
For more information about eduTEAMS please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org