Unlocking global research and education c​​ollaboration.


eduGAIN is a fast-growing initiative that interconnects research and education identity federations around the world. It enables the trustworthy exchange of information between service providers and research and education institutions or other identity providers. This means simpler access to a wider range of online content, services and other resources that benefit collaboration in the research and education community.



  • provides access to all the online services that students, researchers and educators need while minimising the number of accounts users and service providers have to manage - reducing costs, complexity and security risks;

  • gives service providers access to a larger pool of users internationally, and allows users to access resources of peer institutions or commercial or cloud services using their one trusted identity.

With eduGAIN participants from more than 2600 identity providers accessing services from 1900 service providers, eduGAIN has fast become the primary mechanism to interfederate for research and education collaboration around the world.

eduGAIN worldwide

eduGAIN support, development and promotion in Europe is provided through the GÉANT (GN4​) Project. The MAGIC and TANDEM projects are helping to promote eduGAIN uptake in other world regions.  

The future development of the eduGAIN service and acceptance of members is driven by the eduGAIN Steering Group, which comprises representatives from each of its 42 member federations around the world. This group is provided with secretariat support by the GÉANT staff.

​More Information​​​

​​​For more information visit the eduGAIN​ website.​

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Service Providers and Identity Providers can use eduGAIN to provide their users with access to a wider range of resources.


Key ​Facts

Over 55 federations worldwide support more than 2600 Identity Providers and 1900 Service Providers.​

eduGAIN can reduce the costs of providing access to services and reduce the maintenance overhead of managing user accounts.​