The development of end user application services are an important focus of the project. Mobility and roaming will allow researchers, academics and others to move freely across network boundaries, enabling safe and secure research.
To achieve the vision of a truly open European Research Area (ERA), individuals need to be able to log on to their institution network wherever they are working and access their resources. The network infrastructure should appear to be one seamless resource in which the many interconnected networks are invisible but where access to confidential user-project data remains controlled.
In order to make this possible, GÉANT is building a set of interoperable systems that allow roaming access by verifying users’ identities and rights, and granting access to resources as appropriate. The systems are implemented at campus level, for use by the institution’s students and researchers.