October 5-9, 2014


D6 Enabling Collaboration Between Astronomers

Warren Anderson (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

Scott Koranda (UWM) and Mike Manske (UWM)

Gravitational wave observatories will be entering the era of advanced detectors within the next two years. In preparation, the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave groups have signed MOUs with approximately 60 electromagnetic observing partners to enable followups between gravitational wave and electromagnetic observations. The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has set up collaboration tools to enable just this type of interaction between gravitational wave and other diverse observing communities. We leverage the Internet2 COManage collaboration management platform for Identity and Access management as well as an open-source wiki and mailing list service. The space is set up to leverage federated identities as much as possible, so that collaborators can use login credentials from their home institutions or collaborations when possible. The flexibility of COManage allows us to delegate many of the registration functions to collaboration leaders and to automate the process of creating access lists and mailing list subscriptions. I will demo the creation of a new collaboration within the space, an example sign-up process using institutional credentials, and the auto-provisioning of access using this system.

Mode of presentation: Oral (need to be confirmed by the SOC)

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Focus Demo