Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Deadline at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

To strengthen cybersecurity practices, research and education organizations are implementing MFA and requiring it for access to critical resources and services. One such organization is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from the United States. The NIH operates a portfolio of services that are critical to Canadian researchers. On September 15, 2021, NIH’s grant management module will be their first service to require MFA for access. We are actively working with the CAF community to ensure that Canadian research is not affected. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to us at: [email protected]

In addition, our peer identity federation in the US, InCommon, has a great resource that outlines the NIH initiative and offer recommendations toward compliance. It is frequently updated and a key site to monitor: