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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.  Due to the fact that this work is critical to the current mission for REFEDS, the working group does not have a separate list and all messages will be distributed via the main REFEDS list.


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.


Nicole Harris

Work Items

Work items for the group:

  1. Development of Research and Scholarship v1.2.
  2. Development of Research and Scholarship v2.
  3. Progression of other proposed entity categories: affiliation and academia.
  4. IdP Categorisation.



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