Finalized:Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Executive Summary of the Full Workshop Report.
Data facilities, a stakeholder group representing long-term federal and private investments in cyberinfrastructure, are a key resource in the pursuit of innovative scientific research by aggregating, preserving, and disseminating large quantities of data sets, ranging from highly complex petabyte-scale data to simple metadata catalogs. The visionary potential of EarthCube can only be met if data facilities bring their cyberinfrastructure capacities, researchers bring their data, and federal and private sector funders bring their resources.
One of the first and most fundamental challenges of EarthCube is developing a structure and governance system that will inspire and empower many diverse stakeholders to participate. To develop this governance structure, the EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project1 (a virtual team composed of dozens of partners throughout the country) is implementing a two-year process to identify community-guided solutions for EarthCube governance and test them out—prototyping governance much in the same way as we prototype technology. Community workshops are a key conduit to identifying and testing these solutions.