User-oriented security supporting inter-disciplinary life science research across the grid

Sinnott, R.O., Ajayi, O., Jiang, J., Stell, A.J. and Watt, J. (2007) User-oriented security supporting inter-disciplinary life science research across the grid. New Generation Computing, 25(4), pp. 339-354. (doi: 10.1007/s00354-007-0022-8)

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Understanding potential genetic factors in disease or development of personalised e-Health solutions require scientists to access a multitude of data and compute resources across the Internet from functional genomics resources through to epidemiological studies. The Grid paradigm provides a compelling model whereby seamless access to these resources can be achieved. However, the acceptance of Grid technologies in this domain by researchers and resource owners must satisfy particular constraints from this community - two of the most critical of these constraints being advanced security and usability. In this paper we show how the Internet2 Shibboleth technology combined with advanced authorisation infrastructures can help address these constraints. We demonstrate the viability of this approach through a selection of case studies across the complete life science spectrum.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Grids, security, PKI, shibboleth, clinical trials, epidemiological studies, neurological research
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stell, Mr Anthony and Watt, Dr John and Jiang, Mr Jipu and Sinnott, Professor Richard
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Ajayi, O., Jiang, J., Stell, A.J., and Watt, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Journal Name:New Generation Computing
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 Springer
First Published:First published in New Genration Computing 25(4):339-354
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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