Tool support for security-oriented virtual research collaborations

Watt, J.P. , Sinnott, R.O., Jiang, J., Doherty, T., Higgins, C. and Koutroumpas, M. (2009) Tool support for security-oriented virtual research collaborations. In: Liao, X. (ed.) ISPA 2009 : 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications: Proceedings, 9-12 August 2009, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. IEEE Computer Society: Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 419-424. ISBN 9780769537474 (doi: 10.1109/ISPA.2009.49)

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Collaboration is at the heart of e-Science and e-Research more generally. Successful collaborations must address both the needs of the end user researchers and the providers that make resources available. Usability and security are two fundamental requirements that are demanded by many collaborations and both concerns must be considered from both the researcher and resource provider perspective. In this paper we outline tools and methods developed at the National e-Science Centre (NeSC) that provide users with seamless, secure access to distributed resources through security-oriented research environments, whilst also allowing resource providers to define and enforce their own local access and usage policies through intuitive user interfaces. We describe these tools and illustrate their application in the ESRC-funded Data Management through e-Social Science (DAMES) and the JISC-funded SeeGEO projects.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doherty, Mr Thomas and Jiang, Mr Jipu and Sinnott, Professor Richard and Watt, Dr John
Authors: Watt, J.P., Sinnott, R.O., Jiang, J., Doherty, T., Higgins, C., and Koutroumpas, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 IEEE Computer Society
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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