Research and scholarship activities often span multiple institutions. The tools deployed to support research collaboration need to account for users from those institutions. Leveraging federated single sign on and joining the Research and Scholarship entity category streamlines access access your research resource by eliminating one-off, manual and labor intensive attribute release negotiations.
Applying to add your service in the Research and Scholarship (R&S) Category is straight forward:
InCommon will review your application. If accepted, InCommon Registration Authority. will tag your service provider metadata with the Research and Scholarship entity attribute. Once your Site Administrator approves the metadata update, your service officially becomes a REFEDS R&S service.