AAF held a series of Trust and Identity Policy Working Group Workshops – here’s an overview
Close to 25 representatives from Australia’s national research infrastructure met for a series of workshops to discuss a common access and authentication Policy Development Toolkit, 19 and 20 July 2023.
The Trust and Identity Policy Development Toolkit is a key component of the Trust and Identity Pathfinder Project for NCRIS, and aims to establish a baseline set of policies for the national digital research ecosystem.
A standard set of policies will support easy access to data and compute and enable greater collaboration nationally and internationally.
The proposed Policy Development Kit is an adaption of the European Union’s AARC Blueprint, Policy Development Kit, and would enhance international access and collaboration through global best practice and support the ability to take a leading role in international research projects.
Many points were covered across the two workshops, with a focus on how a system-wide policy approach would:
- Define the roles and the responsibilities of all Facilities and users of their services.
- Define the expected behaviour of all Facilities and users of their services.
- Define the security response procedure and responsibilities of individuals during a cyber incident.
- Manage the risk of capturing, storing, and using personal information about users and their data.
The Policy Working Group that will form, following on from these workshops, will play a pivotal role in shaping an effective and enduring national policy framework for the Australian e-research ecosystem.
For more information about Trust and Identity Policy Development Toolkit, visit this page.
For all of those who attended and want to be an ongoing member of the Policy Working Group – or would like to nominate a colleague – please fill in the Expression of Interest Form.
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