What is FIM4R?

FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research) is a collection of research communities and infrastructures with a shared interest in enabling Federated Identity Management for their research cyber infrastructures. In order to achieve this, FIM4R develops requirements bearing on technical architecture, federated identity management, and operational policies needed to achieve a harmonious integration between research cyber infrastructures and R&E Federations. These requirements may apply to R&E Federations, the research cyber infrastructures, or proxies and other components that link them together. FIM4R members collaborate with  organizations in both domains, R&E Federation and research cyber infrastructures, to help implement these requirements.

An initial whitepaper was produced in 2012 to document common requirements, a common vision and recommendations

A second whitepaper was published in 2018 to highlight the progress since 2012 and the prevailing challenges.

Who are we?

Some of the Research Communities currently involved include:

  • CLARIN, European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology
  • DARIAH, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
  • ELIXIR, Life Sciences
  • ESA, European Space Agency
  • INAF, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics
  • LIGO,¬†Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
  • Umbrella, Photon and Neutron Science
  • WLCG, Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ¬†(High Energy Physics)