The Global Open Research Commons International Model - final output and supporting documentation available
About the Global Open Research Commons International Model Working Group (GORC WG)
The Global Open Research Commons (GORC) International Model WG works under the umbrella of the GORC Interest Group (IG), which aims to support coordination amongst organisations, including through the development of a roadmap for global alignment to help set priorities for commons development and integration. In support of this roadmap, the GORC International Model WG developed a set of attributes for GORC organisations to measure their user engagement and development internally within the organisation, gauge their maturity and compare features across commons.
The WG collected information about how existing commons are measuring success, adoption or use of their services within their organisation, such as data downloads, contributed software, and other KPI and access statistics. The WG also developed, validated, collected and curated a set of elements of such Commons along with the attributes that will allow commons developers to compare and develop plans for improvement and interoperability. The primary output of the WG is an organisational structure and a framework that can provide guidance on commons elements, attributes, KPIs and implementations currently in use or expected in research commons.
Ouputs and accompanying materials
The GORC WG recently published their outputs - The Global Open Research Commons International Model Version 1 and an accompanying report. Both documents are available through the Group's output page.
Supported by RDA TIGER
The GORC WG is one of the pilot groups pre-selected to receive RDA TIGER services during the first year of the project. The project's communication service created two papers highlighting the significance and usefulness of the outputs for those adopting the model for their organisation, as well for policy makers. The documents are available below:
- GORC International Model RDA WG: Considerations for Developing Policy with Global Impact
- GORC International Model RDA WG: Adopting and Implementing the Model for your organisation