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Group Manager

At the request of the Research Councils UK e-Infrastructure group, Janet established a working group from 2013-2016 to support those providing and using e-infrastructure services in achieving an approach that both protects services from threats and is usable by practitioners. More detail about the group can be found in the Terms of Reference

The Working Group published the following papers:

Information about the Working Group's activities, as well as discussion documents, links and recommendations is linked under the following categories. Unless marked otherwise, all items are works-in-progress and we very much welcome your comments and contributions.

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Andrew Cormack (WG Chair)


I was invited to present the work of our working group at a joint meeting of the UK HPC-SIG and the US Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing in Oxford last week. To describe what we've been doing I used the pictures we've developed of collaborating eInfrastructures from different perspectives: the interactions in security, access management and policies. Final versions of the diagrams can be found in our published reports.


During January and February 2014, we’ve met with a number of different e-infrastructures. Based on those meetings I’ve summarised what appears to be a common user journey in the headings below; at each stage I’ve noted where it seems to me that there may be common features that the Working Group might consider for further study. These ideas were presented at the e-Infrastructure Project Directors' Group and at our March 2014 Working Group meeting: slides are attached.

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