GORC International Benchmarking WG Case Statement
The original Case Statement which underwent community review is now superseded by the revised Case Statement following TAB review.
The full and revised Case Statement of the WG is attached to this page together with the original Case Statement.
The Global Open Research Commons (GORC) is an ambitious vision of a global set of interoperable resources necessary to enable researchers to address societal grand challenges including climate change, pandemics, and poverty. The realized vision of GORC will provide frictionless access to all research artifacts including, but not limited to: data, publications, software and compute resources; and metadata, vocabulary, and identification services to everyone everywhere, at all times.
The GORC is being built by a set of national, pan-national and domain specific organizations such as the European Open Science Cloud, the African Open Science Platform, and the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (see Appendix A for a fuller list). The GORC IG is working on a set of deliverables to support coordination amongst these organizations, including a roadmap for global alignment to help set priorities for Commons development and integration. In support of this roadmap, this WG will establish benchmarks to compare features across commons. We will not coordinate the use of specific benchmarks by research commons. Rather, we will review and identify features currently implemented by a target set of GORC organizations and determine how they measure their user engagement with these features.