The goal of this working group is to explore the potential development of additional entity categories beyond Research & Scholarship v1 and other additional categories that may arise. The overaching work for this group is discussed on the main REFEDS list, but sub-lists will be created as needed for individual work areas. 

The current focus of the group is work on a version 2 of REFEDS R&S.

Current Sub-Lists


The following terms apply to all REFEDS Working Groups:

  1. When a working group is agreed, REFEDS Participants will be asked if they wish to participate. Working Groups tend to be small, so consensus can be achieved quickly between participants.
  2. A chair for the group is chosen from the REFEDS Participants.
  3. GÉANT provides facilities for the working group, including meeting support, wiki space, mailing lists and, where appropriate, funding.
  4. An appropriate output from the group is produced. Currently, this is typically a draft white paper or a wiki page.
  5. When the Working Group is in agreement, the chair shares the outputs with the wider REFEDS community with an open period for discussion and comment. This is typically a period of 4 weeks, but may be longer if appropriate.
  6. After this period of time, the REFEDS Steering Committee signs off on the work item. Work is either written up as a formal white paper, left on the wiki but promoted as finished work or occasionally submitted as an Internet Draft.


Heather Flanagan

Current Work Items

Work items for the group:

ItemWorking Document
1Review of text for R&S and proposed new version

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13G6aDjaeHD9SYB_er8cc_FOqbt7MD7cJZnxLqkG25P8/ - Current version of REFEDS R&S.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kZMdQ_T2vJJY25HZonoxIXk8Y7TCmgFyRoJ2wu4SCi8/edit - draft of R&S v2.

2Publicity material for R&S with no jargonhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/13WtoZBZttepHXRbz4oYACI4AxlEO-W4T
3Stricter process for Federation Operators Using R&SRequirements for Federations Operators Assessing R&S
4.Establish "editorial board" for entity categoriesThis will be done by the Schema Board to avoid duplication of work.

Previous Work Items

Work items for the group:

  1. Development of Research and Scholarship v1.2.
  2. Development of Research and Scholarship v1.3.
  3. Progression of other proposed entity categories: library affiliation and academia.
    1. Unsuccessful consultation on "academia".
  4. IdP Categorisation.



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