Seamless Access is the new, convenient way to access digital scholarly content and services that builds on the guidelines resulting from the Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) initiative. It sets a standard for digital authentication based on a single sign on through your own home institution. The SeamlessAccess.org service is designed to help foster a more streamlined online access experience when using scholarly collaboration tools, information resources, and shared research infrastructure. The service promotes digital authentication leveraging an existing single-sign-on infrastructure through one’s home institution, while maintaining an environment that protects personal data and privacy.
SeamlessAccess.org is now in beta testing, and will spend the next 12 months working to implement the RA21 Recommended Practice as a service while evaluating and learning from the implementations as they go live. The first of these beta services went live just this month on Nature.com courtesy of work done by Springer Nature.