The framework will be used by research organisations, improving collaboration between institutes and ensure a high-level of information security.
About the project
The project is taking place over four phases:
- Requirements gathering
- Pilot implementation
- Full implementation
What we're working on now
We're now in the second phase of the project, the aim of which is to produce a business case and recommendation on how the framework can be achieved. We expect this to be completed by October 2020.
Insights so far
Our expectations are that the national AAAI framework will not be a single central technical implementation, but:
- Composed of a trust framework that provides a set of behavioural standards and a set of technical standards
- A solution that enables interoperability between multiple AAAI services
- A central point of AAAI management that can interoperate with existing solutions currently available and be used by multiple projects and research communities
Pilot implementation (phase three)
During the next phase, we will develop and implement a pilot AAAI framework based on the recommendations from phase two. This will take between six to 18 months (depending on what emerges from the previous phase) and will start once approved by the UKRI.
Full implementation (final phase)
The end of the project will see us deliver a national AAAI framework. This will be based on the feedback from the pilot implementation and is expected this will take 6 to 12 months.
This phase will also confirm who will provide operational support for the framework for the first ten years.