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Comment: eligible IDPs: significant subset

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Advice from federation operators that have already implemented R&S is available.  REFEDS has also prepared guidance on the legal justification for R&S and a presentation that can be reused for local training (cf. training material from the Attribute Release Workshop for Federation Operators, TNC2015).  If you would like help to provide training for your members please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Finally, consider the following counterexample. Suppose an IdP releases the minimal subset of the R&S attribute bundle to any R&S SP provided the user is a non-student. That IdP may indeed receive the REFEDS R&S entity attribute in its metadata since it supports the R&S category "for some a significant subset of the Identity Provider's its user population," as required by the REFEDS R&S specification.

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Some tips and suggestions for implementing the Research & Scholarship Category are given in a separate document. There is also guidance and advice on attribute release and a useful seven step programme that could be used when adding service providers to an entity category. 

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