ACCESS Affinity Groups and Science Gateways

Infrastructure Integration Roadmap Task

Task Type(s): Coordination, Support
Start by phase: Integration
Complete by phase: Operations
Operator role(s): Gateway administrator and contacts


ACCESS uses affinity groups to enable communications among members of communities. Science gateway providers should join the science gateway affinity group and the affinity groups of any resource providers that the science gateway uses.

Prerequisite tasks

  1. The gateway should have completed registration. See “Science Gateway Registration”.

Support Information

For assistance with this task see the Support Information section in the Integration Roadmap Description.

Detailed Instructions

See for a listing of groups and steps for joining. You must be logged in to your ACCESS account to access these groups.

A Science Gateway Affinity Group has been requested but may not appear on this site as of the publishing of this document.

Resource providers use affinity groups to communicate with their users, including science gateway providers. The science gateway provider may wish to communicate this information to their users through their own communication channels.

ACCESS science gateway community members and ACCESS staff communicate using the science gateways affinity group. This may for example include changes to policies, new services, and informal support.

Some resource providers may have additional communication channels.