Federation of CICme Completed

Nov 25, 2009

Every Committee on Institutional Cooperation member university now has federated access to CICme, the consortium’s online collaboration workspace. With a “flip of a switch” on Nov. 11, the University of Michigan became the final CIC member to become federated.
Federated access is significant because it streamlines the collaboration process, eliminating the need for faculty, staff and students to maintain multiple passwords and usernames. Rather than requiring individuals to create new accounts for every service they wish to use, CIC members agreed to use individuals' institutional network account identifiers for access. This improves privacy and security for both individuals and institutions.

This is a major accomplishment for CIC member institutions. Although CICme is the first application within CIC to utilize federated access, future federation efforts will greatly expand opportunities to collaboratively develop and share higher stakes digital resources. Federation is emblematic of the CIC’s commitment to innovation and efficiency in collaboration.

  • Technology Collaboration