CORBEL Strategy for expanding application of common access model based on feedback from WP3 and WP4 pilots

Natalie Haley, Michael Räß
2020 Zenodo  
The aim of CORBEL work package 5 was to identify common practices with respect to access provision within the life science research infrastructures which could benefit from harmonisation, and to develop standardised methods and processes to achieve harmonisation with a common access model. To this end we have produced an application submission, peer review and access management model by extending the ARIA software to multiple research infrastructures and used this model to manage and run the
more » ... nage and run the CORBEL Open Calls from work packages 3 and 4. We also ran a pilot authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) for the life science researchers which would enable them to use a single identity to login and use services from the spectrum of connected life science infrastructures. We have created a network of quality management experts and defined a set of common principles for quality management within life science research infrastructures. Results from surveys sent to participants in the CORBEL open calls, both applicants and service operators, showed a positive response to the ARIA implementation in the open calls. The ARIA software was improved between the first and second open call in response to feedback, especially the provision of support and the user friendliness of the interface. Further improvements have been made since the second call in response to the second call feedback including improvements to the messaging system and to the management of projects post approval. We present options which can be pursued for user projects which span multiple infrastructures after the end of the CORBEL project and note that infrastructures can also use these features in isolation to manage single research infrastructure access. A number of CORBEL infrastructures have already decided to use ARIA for their access management in this way. We describe a strategy for expanding adoption of the access models in ARIA developed through CORBEL in a sustainable way. To ensure feedback from the wider community continues to influence a [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3859788 fatcat:62zaplyxdzcs7cvvuu27q3a6ya