Continued Edugate adoption across the Irish education and research sector has culminated with HEAnet’s membership of eduGAIN, the international confederation of national education network federations.
HEAnet’s membership of eduGAIN enables closer on-line resource sharing between Irish higher education institutions and their fellow institutions across the globe by serving to extend a web-of-trust across member national federations. Furthermore, HEAnet’s membership of eduGAIN offers Irish education institutes seamless access and authentication to web services hosted in other jurisdictions (where the respective national access federation is a member of eduGAIN).
As both the UK and Irish national federations become members of eduGAIN, this has the effect of establishing an all-island of Ireland federation zone enabling easier sharing of web resources between education institutions located North and South of the border.
For more information on Edugate please visit: http://www.edugate.ie
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