eduGAIN is the global interfederation service of GÉANT, the umbrella organization of Europe's National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).
In October 2013, eduID.at joined eduGAIN, the GÉANT service that connects existing academic Identity Federations disregarding national borders and extends the scope of identities and the accessibility of services to all of Europe, and beyond.
International cooperation in the fields of research and education is ubiquitous, and so is the need for corresponding services. With eduGAIN, users of an institution in an Identity Federation can access web-based services of other institutions in other Identity Federations.
eduGAIN strives to interconnect all SAML-based academic Identity Federations worldwide. Accompanying policies and guidelines - especially regarding privacy and data protection - are being developed and tested within the frameworks of GÉANT and REFEDS (Research and Education Federations).
Further information is available at the eduGAIN website.