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An Agile Approach to
Development of
Cyberinfrastructure
Governance
Lee Allison, Genevieve Pearthree, and Kim Patten
EarthC...
EARTHCUBE PURPOSE & CALL TO ACTION
 Holistic

approach to understand more
deeply the planet and its interactions

 Explo...
EARTHCUBE VISION
 Transform

Dynamic
Earth

Changing
Climate

the conduct of dataenabled geoscience-related
research

 C...
EARTHCUBE IS…
 Building

on and leverage existing
science & cyberinfrastructure

 Community-driven


 All

> 2,500 par...
EarthCube governance is a blank canvas

We are looking to you to draw the future
EARTHCUBE ENTERPRISE TEST GOVERNANCE
An agile approach to
design a system that
catalyzes the field and
works for you
How d...
Governance timeline – Year 1
Stakeholders
(Assembly) –
governance
ideas, testing

Integrate
stakeholder
concepts crowdsour...
EARTHCUBE TEST GOVERNANCE: TARGET COMMUNITY
Broad Geosciences
Community
(> 300,000 people)
Assembly,
including NSF Awards
...
Figure 1: EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Organization Chart Phase 1 –
Planning
EARTHCUBE TEST GOVERNANCE - A VIRTUAL TEAM
―Executive
Branch‖

An unbiased,
objective
process to
get your
input and
propose a
solution

Test
Governance
Project
Secre...
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (YEAR 1): EARTHCUBE ASSEMBLY
Industry & FOSS:
Instrumentation,
Software, and
Technology
Developers
...
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (YEAR 1): CROWDSOURCING
DEMONSTRATION GOVERNANCE (YEAR 2)

To be
decided by
you in Year 1
Coming soon –
new website
A CALL FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT
• Upcoming community workshops: Jan – March 2014
• Crowdsourcing:

• Virtual table-top gaming ...
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One of fifteen NSF Funded components of EarthCube. The EC Test Governance project will develop a prototype governance structure for EarthCube in Year 1 through an agile and community-lead process, then test this governance structure in Year 2 of the project.

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  • Based on NSF GEO Vision Report. Need to integrate existing data systems to explore the Earth as a system to solve 21st century scientific problems.
  • Agile – several advisory committee & a development evaluation team – allow us to quickly change course if things aren’t working or we’re not getting the results we want.
  • Series of checks and balances to ensure a community-driven approach.
  • What about agencies,intl, other science communities?
  • Need feedback from broad cross-section of geoscientists on their ideas on EarthCube governance, and test how they would react to different externalities (NSF funding, support from university/employer, etc.) through game theory.
  • Bringing together the other EarthCube awards in testbeds in Year 2. Foster community convergence on standards, reference architecture.
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    1. 1. An Agile Approach to Development of Cyberinfrastructure Governance Lee Allison, Genevieve Pearthree, and Kim Patten EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project
    2. 2. EARTHCUBE PURPOSE & CALL TO ACTION  Holistic approach to understand more deeply the planet and its interactions  Explore knowledge from all scientific and engineering disciplines CALL TO ACTION: ―Over the next decade, the geosciences community commits to developing a framework to understand and predict responses of the Earth as a system—from the space-atmosphere boundary to the core, including the influences of humans and ecosystems.‖ NSF GEO Vision report, 2009
    3. 3. EARTHCUBE VISION  Transform Dynamic Earth Changing Climate the conduct of dataenabled geoscience-related research  Create effective communitydriven cyberinfrastructure  Allow global data discovery and knowledge management Water: Changing Perspectives Earth & Life GeosphereBiospheric Connection  Achieve interoperability and data integration across disciplines
    4. 4. EARTHCUBE IS…  Building on and leverage existing science & cyberinfrastructure  Community-driven   All > 2,500 participants and growing geosciences domains represented  New round of awards made September 2013  Test Enterprise Governance (1)  Research Coordination Networks (3)  Building Blocks (9)  Conceptual Designs (2)
    5. 5. EarthCube governance is a blank canvas We are looking to you to draw the future
    6. 6. EARTHCUBE ENTERPRISE TEST GOVERNANCE An agile approach to design a system that catalyzes the field and works for you How do we bring your tools, standards, and skills into EarthCube?
    7. 7. Governance timeline – Year 1 Stakeholders (Assembly) – governance ideas, testing Integrate stakeholder concepts crowdsource Synthesize and recommend to NSF Governance timeline – Year 2 Establish Test Governance Facilitate convergence on system design, data standards Evaluate results: basis for long term governance
    8. 8. EARTHCUBE TEST GOVERNANCE: TARGET COMMUNITY Broad Geosciences Community (> 300,000 people) Assembly, including NSF Awards (150 - 200 people) Governance Project Team (30 people)
    9. 9. Figure 1: EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Organization Chart Phase 1 – Planning
    10. 10. EARTHCUBE TEST GOVERNANCE - A VIRTUAL TEAM
    11. 11. ―Executive Branch‖ An unbiased, objective process to get your input and propose a solution Test Governance Project Secretariat ―Legislative Body‖ Assembly & Assembly Advisory Council
    12. 12. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (YEAR 1): EARTHCUBE ASSEMBLY Industry & FOSS: Instrumentation, Software, and Technology Developers EarthCube Portfolio Research Science Communities End-User Communities & Workshop Participants Data Facilities & Users IT/CS/ Information Scientists Professional Societies Assembly Advisory Council (10-12 members)
    13. 13. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (YEAR 1): CROWDSOURCING
    14. 14. DEMONSTRATION GOVERNANCE (YEAR 2) To be decided by you in Year 1
    15. 15. Coming soon – new website
    16. 16. A CALL FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT • Upcoming community workshops: Jan – March 2014 • Crowdsourcing: • Virtual table-top gaming exercises • Feedback on governance models • Facebook • Twitter • www.earthcube.org • Look for us at AGU, AMS, Ocean Sciences
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