What if you only had one account for accessing all of the information resources you needed anywhere in Europe?
This is the question we want you to help us to answer! We would like to discover what a ‘researcher passport’ should look like.
As part of our AAA* study we are conducting 2 surveys and we need your help to disseminate them:
The first survey is for libraries: http://titan.lib.unideb.hu/drupalmulti/?q=node/72
We would particularly like institutional repository managers and librarians providing research support (e.g. subject librarians) to fill this survey in.
The second survey is for researchers (users of you libraries): http://titan.lib.unideb.hu/drupalmulti/?q=node/73
We would appreciate it if you could send this on to your researchers and/or put it on your library Website
The results of this survey will help form recommendations for a directive for the implementation of a single access and authentication system for research information (see outline of the study below).
*In cooperation with TERENA, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Debrecen, LIBER is conducting a study which will explore the conditions for the implementation of a single European access and authentication infrastructure (AAI) for research information, or put more simply a ‘researcher passport’ that will allow European researchers to access all the research resources they need with one credential.
This study comes directly on foot of the Riding the Wave report, in particular the recommendation to create a directive to set up a unified authentication and authorization system in order that researchers from any discipline can find, access and process the data they need. Within the context of our study, these data encompass not just primary scientific data, but all data that a researcher needs to conduct research (e.g. articles).