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International Benchmarking the Global Open Research Commons (GORC)

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    Karen Payne

    Collaborative session notes (main session):
    Collaborative session notes (repeat session):

    Introduction to meeting and previous work (10 mins) – Mark Leggott

    Take away messages from P16

    The proposed timeline and outline scope of work (15 mins) – Karen Payne

    Coordination with GORC IG

    Create an outreach list to recruit for the WG (10 min) – All

    Group activity to refine deliverables and approach (40 mins) – All

    Set up standing meeting and assign action items for next steps (15 mins) – Karen Payne and Mark Leggott

    Additional links to informative material
    The most recent IG session was held at P16 in Costa Rica. Slides and notes are available online.
    The most recent Benchmarking BoF session was held at P16 in Costa Rica. Slides and notes are available online.
    Originally, three BoF sessions for the IG were run at previous events:

    At the 11th RDA plenary in Berlin in March 2018 there was a BoF entitled Towards a Global Open Science Commons. This included presentations on the African Open Science Platform, the Australian Research Data Commons, the European Open Science Cloud, the NIH data commons and Canadian activities. 

    At International Data Week in Gaborone in November 2018, a SciDataCon session was held on Delivering a Global Open Science Commons. Again a number of presentations were given to profile existing work, after which the group discussion pointed to a number of next steps. 

    At the 13th Plenary in Philadelphia in April 2019 there was a BoF entitled Coordinating Global Open Science Commons initiatives. This session focused on group work to advance a typology and identification of areas in which it makes sense to collaborate and coordinate work.

    In addition, at the CODATA 2019 ‘Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms’ conference in Beijing in September 2019, a session was held on Coordinating Global Open Science Commons Initiatives. A number of presentations were given and further discussion was focused on understanding possible areas for consensus building and collaboration, surveying initiatives that aim to coordinate Open Science activities and reduce ’siloisation’, refining the initial typology and framework and examining the potential for further coordination and interoperability.

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Global Open Research Commons IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Virtual Research Environment IG (VRE-IG)

    Contact for group (email)

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Karen Payne

    Meeting objectives
    This meeting is a follow up to the inaugural P16 (November 2020) Benchmarking BoF, held under the umbrella of the Global Open Research Commons (GORC) IG, where we gauged the interest in creating a working group to evaluate and recommend a minimal set of international benchmarks for global commons that allow researchers and developers to coordinate services and create roadmaps for international interoperability.  In short, this WG will collect information about 2 different types of benchmarks used by GORC organizations:

    Benchmarks that measure success, adoption, engagement or use of their services within their organization, such as data downloads, number of contributed software packages, HPC cycles and similar KPI and access statistics and

    Benchmarks that allow Commons developers to compare features across science clouds, as evidence of their organizations maturity and adherence to best practices. In the latter case for example, we would consider benchmarks such as evidence or the existence of a consistent and openly available data privacy policy or a workflow for adding and maintaining PIDs for managed assets.

    Participants discussed the proposed work packages and agreed during the meeting this was a worthy goal and an appropriate approach.  The WG case statement was submitted to RDA in January of 2022 and at the time of this submission is under community review.
    The objective of this meeting will be:

    High level review of discussions from P16 and GORC IG leadership calls

    Review the timeline of proposed work packages

    Determine next steps for outreach and recruitment of members, and collecting, organizing and reviewing benchmarks

    This will include a discussion about how the typology developed by the GORC IG can be used as an organizing principle for some deliverables proposed within the WG

    Create a standing meeting for the WG

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 2, Breakout 4, Breakout 8, Breakout 9, Breakout 10

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