The National Science Foundation (NSF) joined the InCommon Federation in January 2009 to provide NSF’s research and education community easier access to online services using Research.gov. Using InCommon technology developed under a NSF-funded grant, researchers and sponsored programs offices can use their university-issued user ID and password to login to Research.gov. Additionally, through Research.gov, Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs are now able to access FastLane services through Research.gov.
InCommon is a non-profit organization offering services in federated identity management to its members – institutions of higher education, federal agencies, research organizations, and corporations with affiliations with higher education in the United States and abroad that provides services to member institutions and reaches more than 4.5 million end users. Click here for a list of InCommon members. Research.gov InCommon Integration Getting Started Guide available here.
The InCommon Pilot was successfully completed in May 2011, and now the InCommon Integration at Research.gov is available to all interested InCommon members. If your institution is interested in joining Research.gov’s InCommon Federation, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the Research.gov InCommon Integration here.
If you would like to learn more about the InCommon Integration at Research.gov, please contact us at email@example.com and include your institution's technical point of contact information.