Open Science Data Cloud Console New R&S Service Provider

The Open Science Data Cloud Console has been approved for the InCommon Research and Scholarship Category (R&S). R&S allows participating identity providers to release a minimal set of attributes to an entire group of approved services, rather than negotiating attribute release one-by-one.

The Open Science Data Cloud provides and supports cloud computing and storage services for the scientific research community. The OSDC is run by the Open Cloud Consortium, a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to support scientific advances by working with researchers in a variety of disciplines.

With the addition of these new services, there are now 12 R&S SPs. Also, 48 IdPs have indicated support for the R&S Category. A complete list of R&S services and the IdPs that support them is maintained on the InCommon web site. See the InCommon wiki for more information about the R&S Category, including application forms for both SPs and IdPs.