Community Groups

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Group member engagement is the key to moving us forward. The community organizes itself in various ways, including the chartering of working groups and advisory groups. Developing best practices. Adopting and implementing new technology. Identifying challenges and figuring out ways to fill the gaps and meet the need. We can’t do it without each other and community groups makes all of this happen. Explore the list below to get involved, or fill out the form with your ideas for forming a community of interest!

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Audit & Finance Committee

Governance

The Audit and Finance Committee shall assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities relating to the accounting and financial reporting practices of the Corporation. It shall recommend annually to the Board the selection of independent public accountants to audit the books and accounts of the Corporation. It shall also act as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and the independent accountants; shall review with the independent accountants the audited financial statements of the Corporation prior to recommending their approval by the Board of Trustees; shall monitor the effectiveness of independent financial audits; shall inquire into the effectiveness of the Corporation’s management of financial and accounting functions, including its internal auditing methods; shall review the independent accountant’s recommendations to management relating to organization, internal control and financial operations; and shall have such other duties as may from time to time be directed by the Board of Trustees. Learn More

BOT (Board of Trustees)

Governance

The Internet2 Board of Trustees is elected by representatives from member organizations, and includes university presidents, chief information officers, network researchers, discipline researchers, and industry partners. The member-focused Board provides strategic direction, leadership and oversight. Learn More

BPLAC (NET+ Business, Procurement and Legal Advisory Committee )

Advisory Group

This committee is comprised of leaders in the higher education legal and procurement community and is charged with providing feedback and making recommendations to the VP NET+ and Internet2 leadership. Learn More

CACTI – Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity

Working Group

CACTI, Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity, is a standing architecture strategy group of community members chartered by Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI advises Internet2’s Trust and Identity program area through interactions with other groups and with Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity. CACTI members include a broad representation from research and education. Learn More

CaRCC – RCD Capabilities Model

Working Group

The Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model allows institutions to assess their support for computationally- and data-intensive research, to identify potential areas for improvement, and to understand how the broader community views Research Computing and Data support. The Model was developed by a diverse group of institutions with a range of support models, in a collaboration among Internet2, CaRCC, and EDUCAUSE. This Assessment Tool is designed for use by a range of roles at each institution, from front-line support through campus leadership, and is intended to be inclusive across small and large, and public and private institutions. Learn More

CE-PAG (Community Engagement)

Advisory Group

The Community Engagement (CE) PAG provides valuable input to Internet2 regarding community engagement opportunities and events, member programs, and marketing and communications. It provides key member perspectives on the benefits and value of Internet2 membership. The CE-PAG plays a key role in ensuring that member voices are heard and that the value proposition for all Internet2 members remains a top priority. Learn More

Collaboration for Oral Health Education Practice and Research

Working Group

We are a Community of Practice in dental medicine working together to guide ICE Health Systems to enable us to advance education, clinical healthcare and research. Learn More

Connector & Network Member Principals

Advisory Group

The members of this group are the executive liaisons or Principals of the R&E Network Member and Connector organizations. This group meets several times each year to discuss networking topics and to provide feedback to Internet2 staff. Learn More

CSTAAC (NET+ Cloud Services Technical Architecture Advisory Committee)

Advisory Group

CSTAAC, Cloud Services Technology Architecture Advisory Committee, is a standing architecture strategy group of community members chartered by Internet2’s Vice President for Trust and Identity and NET+ Cloud Services. CSTAAC advises Internet2’s Cloud Services and NET+ program areas through interactions with other groups and with Internet2’s Vice President for NET+. CSTAAC members include a broad representation from the research and education community. Learn More

ERPAG (External Relations)

Advisory Group

The primary purpose of the External Relations Program Advisory Group (ERPAG) is to advise Internet2 management on public policy matters and strategic planning relevant to the Internet2 community. Learn More

Grouper Working Group

Working Group

Grouper is an enterprise access management system designed for the highly distributed management environment and heterogeneous information technology environment common to Universities. The Grouper Working Group is responsible for the direction and development of the project, based on input from the community. Learn More

I2I Initiative (Internet2 Inclusivity): Scholarship Awardees

Community of Interest

The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Steering Committee provides support for emerging information technology women professionals to attend Internet2 conferences (Global Summit and Technology Exchange), thereby supporting their entry into the information technology field. This community of interest group includes the women who have received the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative scholarship. Learn More

I2I Initiative (Internet2 Inclusivity): Steering Committee

Advisory Group

Internet2 believes a diverse and inclusive community is essential for research and education throughout the global community. We recognize the need to strengthen available technical resources in the broad research, science, and academic communities to ensure we are responsive to the needs of our interconnected 21st Century world. The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative (I2I) focuses resources, attention, and scholarships on improving diversity and inclusion in the community of networking and technical professionals. Learn More

Incommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB)

Advisory Group

The Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) represents the InCommon community in InCommon’s trust and assurance related programs and initiatives. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. The charter is found at http://doi.org/10.26869/TI.94.1. Learn More

InCommon IDP as a Service Working Group

Working Group

The InCommon Identity Provider (IDP) as a Service Working Group will focus on issues defined in this charter – https://spaces.at.internet2.edu/display/IDPAAS/IdP+as+a+Service+Working+Group+Charter Learn More

InCommon Steering Committee

Governance

The InCommon Steering Committee provides high-level governance, including policies and general practices for all services operated through InCommon. Learn More

InCommon Technical Advisory Committee

Advisory Group

The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides recommendations relating to the operation and management of InCommon Federation with respect to technical issues. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. Learn More

Internet2 Community Anchor Program

Community of Interest

CAP works with state and regional research and education networks to help K-12 teachers, librarians, and other community anchor institutions collaborate, access subject matter experts at premier research institutions, and interact and partner with schools across the world. Learn More

IPv6 Working Group

Working Group

The IPv6 Working Group is focused both on understanding how IPv6 will enable Internet2 to achieve its goals and on promoting and coordinating the deployment of IPv6 throughout the Internet2 infrastructure. The Internet2 IPv6 Working Group aims to make IPv6 an effective tool for the Internet2 community and, in so doing, to contribute to the IPv6 work in the broader Internet by exercising, proliferating, and improving IPv6 infrastructure and software in the Internet2 context. Learn More

IT Architects in Academia (ITANA)

Working Group

IT Architects in Academia (ITANA) is focused on developing the skills, tools and a suite of resources to assist institutions with their enterprise, business and technical architectural needs. ITANA serves higher education while drawing from other architecture groups (The Open Group, Microsoft, etc.) and vendors as needed. ITANA also acts to help architects build their peer-group and find a mentor or become a mentor. Learn More

Learning Records Store Initiative

Working Group

The Learning Records Store (LRS) Special Interest Group (SIG) assembles uses cases for an LRS, creates an LRS reference architecture, and develops implementation/engineering best practices. The SIG promotes open standards that enable data from a variety of teaching and learning tools to be included in the LRS. Learn More

MANRS

Working Group

Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats. Learn More

Metaverse Working Group

Working Group

Advances in immersive head mounted displays are driving us toward a liminal point in terms of adoption and utilization of virtual environments. These trends will have profound implications for the fundamental nature how we share information and collaborate. The research and education community is uniquely positioned to catalyze the creation of an open, interoperable, standards-based “Metaverse” of linked virtual environments that leverage these technologies. Standards exist today, but many unsolved problems remain in areas including security, identity, and distributed architecture. This working group has the specific goal of implementing standards-based, interoperable, interlinked virtual environments. Learn More

NAOPpag (Network Architecture, Operations & Policy)

Advisory Group

The NAOP Program Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Internet2 executive leadership on all aspects of designing, operating, sustaining and coordinating advanced network services that support the requirements and aspirations of the Internet2 community for advanced global end-to-end network capabilities. Learn More

NET+ Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advisory Board

Advisory Group

The NET+ AWS Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ AWS service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Blackboard Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Blackboard Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Blackboard service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Canvas Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Canvas Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Canvas service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Cloud Scorecard Working Group

Working Group

The purpose of this group is to explore how to leverage the standards that have been developed and utilized in the NET+ program to assess and report on compliance of various cloud services. Learn More

NET+ Code42 Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Code42 Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Code42 service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Desire2Learn Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Desire2Learn Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Desire2Learn service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ DocuSign Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ DocuSign Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ DocuSign service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Duo Security Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Duo Security Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Duo Security service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Advisory Board

Advisory Group

The NET+ GCP Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ GCP service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ ICE Health Systems Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ ICE Health Systems Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ ICE Health Systems service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ LabArchives Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ LabArchives Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ LabArchives service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ PAG

Advisory Group

The NET+ PAG provides community input and guidance to the creation and direction of our NET+ programs and services. Comprised of leading academic member institutions as well as two regional program representatives, the group serves as the community body providing guidance on the size, makeup, technology standards, and financial objectives of the NET+ portfolio of services. Learn More

NET+ Panopto Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Panopto Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Panopto service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ ServiceNow Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ ServiceNow Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ ServiceNow service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ SIP Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ SIP Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ SIP service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Splunk Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Splunk Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Splunk service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NET+ Zoom Service Advisory Board (SAB)

Advisory Group

The NET+ Zoom Service Advisory Board guides the development of the NET+ Zoom service and serves as a community focal point for feedback from the broader service subscriber base. Learn More

NTAC

Advisory Group

The primary goals of the Network Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) are to provide the best technical advice to Internet2 staff by bringing as much expertise from the community as possible, to maximize the opportunity for community participation, and to provide the greatest possible transparency into its processes and decisions. Learn More

NTAC Performance Working Group

Working Group

This Birds Of a Feather group focuses on the development and use of advanced network performance monitoring technology. Learn More

Peering and Routing Working Group

Working Group

The Peering and Routing working group is a subset of the Network Technical Advisory Committee with an explicit focus on the Internet2 TR-CPS service and network routing policy. Its members provide review and recommendation of those areas to Internet2 staff. Learn More

Performance Working Group

Working Group

The Performance Working Group focuses on the performance and measurement tools, applications, implementations, and infrastructure needed to support the performance and measurement needs of the R&E community. Learn More

Performing Arts Community of Interest

Community of Interest

The Performing Arts Community of Interest works with Ann Doyle, Internet2, to explore opportunities with Internet2 member institutions and international partners utilizing advanced networks for collaborative live performances, master classes, and remote auditions in the performing arts. Learn More

Security Working Group

Working Group

The Security Working Group is open to all Internet2 members, and whether you’re a security architect or just have an academic interest in the topics, we encourage you to join! We discuss topics from network security, such as emerging threats, RPKI, and BGP flowspec. Learn More

Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group

Advisory Group

The Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group (PAG) provides community input and guidance for the creation and direction of Internet2 Trust and Identity programs and services including, but not limited to, InCommon service and software, and eduroam. The PAG includes broad representation from research and education. Learn More

Vendor Dependency Management Working Group (sponsored by NET+)

Working Group

This working group is focused on how to avoid vendor lock-in and building community best practices to react when product or service changes are required Learn More

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