GORC International Model WG: Reflections and Document Development

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06 Sep 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The GORC International Model WG works under the umbrella of the  Global Open Research Commons (GORC) IG. Both entities are working towards a roadmap for the integration of research services in pursuit of cross-country and cross-discipline global open research commons. The WG’s goal is to evaluate and recommend a model for attributes for global research commons that allows researchers and developers to coordinate services and create roadmaps for international interoperability. In pursuit of this goal the WG has instituted a speaker series where representatives of Commons from around the world share the current state and vision of their initiatives with the WG. As a first step towards the WG deliverables, we have been developing a narrative document in parallel with the speaker series. Often referred to as the “martyr document,” it contains descriptions of functions and attributes of different commons.

  

By March 2023, the WG will have been addressed by representatives from 9 different  commons: IVOA, NII RDC in Japan, EOSC, ARDC in Australia, KISTI KRDC in Korea, CCADI in Canada, NeiC in Norway, MOSP in Malaysia, and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. Each speaker is provided with the same instructions and questionnaire inquiring about their roles and missions, the scope and services they provide, how they measure success, cybersecurity, social and organizational constructs, and the current state and future vision of their commons. The WG timeline has been extended by 9 months, until November 2023, and we plan to host between 3 and 5 more speaker presentations to inform our assessed attributes of research commons.  Extensive summaries of each research commons’ presentation can be found in the martyr document.

 

The form of the deliverable from the WG will be a narrative document that will arise from the martyr document. Each research commons represented in the speaker series is analyzed in regards to how the GORC IG Essential elements typology applies to their structure and services. A running list of observed attributes is in development, and pulls on descriptions provided by the GORC IG Essential elements, related RDA WG and IG outputs, and from observations of the commons themselves. Attributes are currently grouped under the umbrellas of the GORC IG Essential Elements, and may be considered sub-elements in this typology. Little evidence was found of KPIs in the commons reviewed, however the KPIs that were reported have been summarized and compared. A writing schedule and writing groups have been established to assess the running list of attributes and refine them into a recommendation model. The main goal for this meeting will be to assess the progress of the martyr document and to have an open-floor discussion of the current iteration of attributes titles, definitions, how they fit within the GORC IG essential elements typology, and how they apply to commons investigated to date. If there is time at the end of the meeting, a review of the writing milestones and WG schedule will be discussed and modified as appropriate.

 

The objective of this meeting will be:

  1. Review narrative document progress and outstanding tasks

  2. Discuss the observed attributes and KPIs of research commons investigated

  3. Set milestones for remaining timeline

Meeting agenda: 

Meeting agenda

  • Welcome and icebreakers (10 mins)

  • Introduction to meeting and previous work (10 mins) 

    • Take away messages from P19

    • Review current state of attributes categorization and development as well as KPIs 

    • Potential to have roadmap with IG at RDA21/IDW Strasbourg 23 -26 Oct 2023

    • Review of writing groups and narrative document organization

  • Live document development (65 mins)

    • Overview of how the document has been built up and general report from workshop (5 min)

    • Update from each writing group on status and immediate next steps (10 min, 1 min update from each group)

    • Open discussion on writing group structures (5 min)

    • Update from each writing group on status of attributes development (20 min, 2 minute update from each group)

    • Open discussion on attributes framework and progress (10 min)

    • Open discussion on recommendation, discussion, and conclusions sections (10 min)

    • Open discussion on any other part of the martyr document that should be included in the final deliverable. (5 min)

  • Next steps (5 mins)

Target Audience: 

Working group members: Research funders, infrastructure providers and data services active in delivering Research / Data Commons initiatives

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The GORC International Model WG works under the umbrella of the  Global Open Research Commons (GORC) IG. Both entities are working towards a roadmap for the integration of research services in pursuit of cross-country and cross-discipline global open research commons. The WG’s goal is to evaluate and recommend a model for functions/attributes for global research commons that allows researchers and developers to coordinate services and create roadmaps for international interoperability. In addition, when possible, the group is capturing KPIs or metrics that can be used to track engagement or success of services provided by Commons. In pursuit of this goal the WG has instituted a speaker series where representatives of Commons from around the world share the current state and vision of their initiatives with the WG. As a first step towards the WG deliverables, we have been developing a narrative document in parallel with the speaker series. Often referred to as the “martyr document,” it contains descriptions of functions and attributes of different commons. 

Short Group Status: 

As a BoF this group submitted an original case statement to the TAB in early January 2021. The WG was endorsed by RDA on July 30, 2021. The group has been meeting monthly since the group’s first regular session on  June 17, 2021. The WG timeline runs until November 2023.

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
40-60
Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Meeting presenters: 
WG chairs and members