Increasing Identity Assurance and Improving NIH Readiness (May 2021)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has publicized new requirements (MFA and Research & Scholarship attributes) for accessing its electronic Research Administration modules, but has also signaled coming changes to identity proofing and assurance for other applications; specifically using the…

Increasing Identity Assurance and Improving NIH Readiness (May 2021)

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has publicized new requirements (MFA and Research & Scholarship attributes) for accessing its electronic Research Administration modules, but has also signaled coming changes to identity proofing and assurance for other applications; specifically using the REFEDS Assurance Framework (RAF v1) (https://refeds.org/assurance).

As a result, the InCommon Assured Access Working Group (AAWG) has developed guidance for US higher-ed institutions on meeting the REFEDS Assurance Framework. The May IAM Online provided a summary of the recommendations so you can begin working on your own campus on increasing your identity assurance and meeting new requirements from NIH programs and services.

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