• Have access to services more quickly, so they can start their research sooner.
  • Can use their institutional account, so have fewer (local) accounts to manage, and less password hassle.

Read more about SRAM for researchers.

Research collaborations

  • Spend less time and resources on infrastructure- and access management.
  • Get more assurance about identities and whether they are (still) employed by their institution.
  • Get easy secure access management.
  • Get help complying to the GDPR through strong authentication, access logging, etc.

Read more about SRAM for research collaborations.

Research services/resources

  • Save time and resources setting up and managing access, and on support calls (e.g., password resets).
  • Have more assurance about the identity of collaborating researchers accessing the service.
  • Have better information on when access should be revoked (and thereby comply better with the GDPR).
  • Use open standards to interface with SRAM, which also align with standards used in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
  • Institutions offering services: stop having to create zero hour contracts (nulurencontracten), often saving thereby saving money on licenses connected to those zero hour contracts.

Read about services and service providers and how to connect a service to SRAM.


  • Can delegate access management for researchers and research services, for instance to Research Support employees.
  • Have a better view of which researchers are involved in what research collaborations.
  • Improve compliance with the GDPR since researchers are not incentivised to use local or social accounts 'to do their work'.
  • Access is revoked as soon as the researcher leaves your institution.

Read more about SRAM for institutions.

Research financing bodies

Consider mentioning SRAM in your grants/policy, since research collaborations using SRAM to manage access can spend more time and resources on actual research.

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