The second AARC project (AARC2) has been running for one year and has produced many outputs in line with its agreed strategy. AARC has established a de facto authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) standard for research and education. By following the AARC Blueprint Architecture and policy models, R&E communities can now deploy AAIs that will inter-operate, allowing them to provide their users with federated access to resources that are provided by multiple research- and e-infrastructures. And the project team offers consultancy and support for R&E communities to guide them during the implementation phase.

With just one more AARC year to come, it is time to assess what has been accomplished and what should happen in the final year of the project.

Submitted by Licia Florio

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