RA21: Corporate Pilot Outcomes and Recommendations

15 November 2018
10:30 a.m. EST, 7:30 a.m. PST, 3:30 p.m. GMT

Many corporations and academic institutions still rely on IP addresses to provide access to their enterprise subscriptions. But in today’s distributed environment, IP authentication has outlived its useful life, leaving many end users frustrated, particularly when trying to access resources off-site or on mobile devices. The Resource Access for the 21st  Century  initiative (RA21) was formed with the goal of facilitating a seamless user experience for consumers of scientific communication and optimizing protocols across key stakeholder groups.  

Join us to learn the key findings from the RA21 Corporate Pilot, which recently released its final report, focused on best practices for adopting federated identity to streamline the user experience for access to subscribed content. 

You'll walk away with an understanding of the successful outcomes of the corporate pilot which focused on three key goals:

  • Improved user login experience
  • Provision for granular usage statistics
  • Set-up and maintenance of Single Sign-On

The speakers will also discuss the next steps in the post-project phase of identifying potential parties to operate necessary centralized infrastructure to support the RA21 user experience.




Helen Malone, Director of the Information Hub, GlaxoSmithKline




Ralph Youngen, Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society