I-Light’s parent organization, Indiana University University Information Technology Services, includes experts in the use and deployment of InCommon. I-Light’s externally facing network management and provisioning tools, such as AL2S OESS, rely on InCommon and Ship for federated authentication.
InCommon use cases
As I-Light interacts with researchers at smaller institutions the experience gained through InCommon’s use as the default mechanism for access to all IU-delivered research applications created in the past two years will be leveraged by sharing expertise and deployment experience. IU’s experience using InCommon for providing access to resources outside of IU includes:
Indiana CTSI HUB. A translational health research portal for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a statewide initiative of IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame that provides information and services to translational researchers. 1,700 members with 20 institutions federated.
Alfresco Share. An online service implemented for the Indiana CTSI that supports document sharing, blogs, wikis, discussion groups, task assignment, and calendaring 1,100 users with 20 institutions federated through the Indiana CTSI HUB.
REDCap. An online data management application for distributed research teams that is designed for clinical research projects. 645 users with 20 institutions federated through the Indiana CTSI HUB
CTSI Grant Management System. An online application that allows the Indiana CTSI to manage funding opportunities, and manage the grant application process. 1700 members across the state of Indiana through the Indiana CTSI HUB.
Staff of University Information Technology Services and the Pervasive Technology Institute also support use of the following applications by members of the IU community – all of these applications are accessed via InCommon-based authentication:
CICme. A collaboration portal of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
EDUCAUSE. A national organization that promotes information technology in higher education.
Box. A cloud-based file sharing solution provided by Box.net in partnership with Internet2.
Lynda.com. Online software training.