Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has publicized new requirements (MFA and Research & Scholarship attributes) for accessing its electronic Research Administration modules, but has also signaled coming changes to identity proofing and assurance for other applications; specifically using the REFEDS Assurance Framework (RAF v1) (https://refeds.org/assurance).
As a result, the InCommon Assured Access Working Group (AAWG) has developed guidance for US higher-ed institutions on meeting the REFEDS Assurance Framework. The May IAM Online provided a summary of the recommendations so you can begin working on your own campus on increasing your identity assurance and meeting new requirements from NIH programs and services.
Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska; chair, InCommon Assured Access Working Group
Tom Barton, University of Chicago and Internet2