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Existent Federations

The mission of REFEDS is to be the voice that articulates the mutual needs of research and education identity federations worldwide. The group represents the requirements of research and education in the ever-growing space of access and identity management, working with and influencing the direction of organizations. REFEDS participants are from a wide range of backgrounds, but all share an interest in developing access and identity management technology, policies and processes.

The map below shows the identity federations around the world that work with REFEDS. Note that the federations shown on the map may not offer full national coverage even if the whole country is coloured. Most of these federations focus on higher education and research communities.