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Trust & Identity Summer Update

Aug 09, 2016, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: InCommon, TIER, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

InCommon has issued a new 18-month report documenting the changes, projects, and process during the period January 2015 through June 2016.

Want to hear about TIER? In the new video, TIER: Building Trusted Access for Science, Scholarship, & Education, trust and identity experts discuss the vision and goals behind the Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) initiative—aiming to enhance collaboration, privacy, and security for the R&E community.

The InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee developed a new proposed standard for federation participation called The Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation and the Certificate Service Review Working Group has developed recommendations for new features and functionality. Links to these and other working groups are at

InCommon has 869 participants, including 585 higher education, 31 research organization, and 253 sponsored partners. Recent new participants include El Camino Community College District, Malone University, Portland Community College, the University of Montevallo, Waukesha County Technical College, the Richard Bland College of William and Mary, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Modern Language Association of America, IBM, Fischer International Identity, Ion Tuition, NameCoach, PeopleGrove, and PyraMED Health Systems.

The TIER Newsletter for July 2016 includes an update on TIER Working Groups, a blog on Paths Forward from Klara Jelinkova, Rice University, and a contributor spotlight on Brian Savage, Boston College: