Researchers often spend a lot of time arranging secure access to the systems they need for their research. SURF Research Access Management provides research collaborations with fast, easy, and secure access to these systems.
What is SURF Research Access Management?
With SURF Research Access Management, a research collaboration itself manages access to research services quickly and easily. Logging in and collaborating in web-based and non web-based research services is now easy, efficient, and secure!
Researchers are increasingly working together: within their own institution, with other institutions or companies and at home and abroad. Joint ventures then require secure access to cloud applications, computing clusters, datasets, or data storage. SURF Research Access Management offers 'Authentication and Authorisation as a Service' for researchers and research support staff. It provides secure access and uses institutional accounts where possible.
Efficient access management
Devising, setting up and maintaining secure access for new research projects is often a complex and time-consuming task. SURF Research Access Management makes access management more efficient. Researchers spend less time on this and can devote more of their valuable time to their research.
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Differences from SURFconext
In terms of functionality, SURF Research Access Management is similar to SURFconext: both services handle authentication and authorisation for access to services. But when do you use which service, in other words: what are the differences between SURF Research Access Management and SURFconext? You can read more about that on the SURF Research Access Management wiki.
SURF Research Access Management is developed jointly
SURF Research Access Management is developed and further developed by SURF together with the institutions and research collaborations that use the service. This will ensure that the service meets the wishes of the institutions and users. We also provide support for connecting research services where possible and where necessary.
Want to know more?
- Do you have an (advanced) use case of your own, or would you like advice or more information? Please contact Arnout Terpstra, SURF Research Access Management product manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the SURF Research Access Management wiki
- Read the service description (in Dutch)