Case Statements




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Secretariat Liaison: 
Bridget Walker
TAB Liaison: 
Mingfang Wu

The Global Open Research Commons (GORC) International Benchmarking WG works under the umbrella of the GORC IG

The GORC IG is working on a set of deliverables to support coordination amongst 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 as they work to build interoperable resources necessary to enable researchers to address societal grand challenges. 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 IG is working to develop a roadmap for global alignment to help set priorities for Commons development and integration. In support of this roadmap, this Benchmarking WG will develop and collect a set of benchmarks for organizations to measure their user engagement and development internally within the organization, and gauge their maturity and compare features across commons. 

In the first case, the WG will collect information about how existing commons are measuring success, adoption or use of their services within their organization, such as data downloads, contributed software, and similar KPI and access statistics.   

Secondly, we will also develop, validate, collect and curate a set of benchmarks that will allow Commons developers to compare features across science clouds. In the latter case for example, we would consider benchmarks such as evidence or the existence of a well defined decision making process and a consistent and openly available data privacy policy.