IOP Publishing, OpenAthens and Seamless Access

Ensuring Ease of Access for the Researcher

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has enhanced access to scientific research by streamlining its online authentication process for researchers. IOPP achieved their goal by working with world-leading identity and access management specialist, OpenAthens, and the global cross-stakeholder SeamlessAccess organization.

Wayfinder, OpenAthens’ organizational discovery service, is already being used by IOPP. This project sought to integrate it with the SeamlessAccess service to give users an industry leading, simplified sign-on process.

Integration of the two services will enable users of IOPScience, IOPP’s online content platform, to move seamlessly between publisher websites. This supports researchers accessing information remotely.

Implementing SeamlessAccess and Wayfinder gives users an easier way to login via federated access. The simple search function enables users to easily find their home organization to login via federated single sign-on. Combined with good UX design, these services also help reduce the number of steps to login.

This OpenAthens video shared the results of a successful collaboration with IOP Publishing pilot to test integration of OpenAthens Wayfinder organizational discovery service with the SeamlessAccess service to help achieve this goal.

Click on the arrow above to watch the embedded video or click through here to view the recorded presentation on Youtube.