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GORC IG: Typology and Definitions

By Bridget Walker

The Global Open Research Commons is an Interest Group within the Research Data Alliance. The IG is working to reach a shared understanding of what a “Commons” is in the research data space; what functionality, coverage and characteristics does such an initiative require and how this can be coordinated at a global level.

Commons: A global trusted ecosystem that provides seamless access to high quality interoperable research outputs and services.

Strapline: Digital research resources for the common good.

One of the outputs of the IG is a Typology of the essential elements in a Commons.

In developing this typology, the IG identified the need to also provide a set of definitions for each of the typology elements. This document is the formal statement of this typology with the associated definitions.


The FAIR4RS Team: Working Together to Make Research Software FAIR

By Daniel S. Katz

The FAIR For Research Software Working Group (FAIR4RS WG) is leading the research software community in the crucial step of agreeing how to apply the FAIR principles to research software, including defining the principles and adoption guidelines. This group was convened under the Research Software Alliance (ReSA), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and FORCE11 (the Future of Research Communication and Escholarship).