• Mary Catherine Martinez, InnoSoft (chair) 
  • Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska
  • Jon Miner, University of Wisc - Madison 
  • John Pfeifer, University of Maryland  
  • Chris Whalen, Research Data and Communication Technologies  
  • Ann West, Internet2  
  • Albert Wu, Internet2  
  • Emily Eisbruch, Internet2   
  • Jessica Coltrin, Internet2  


  • David Bantz, University of Alaska (vice chair)  
  • Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus, University of Chicago   
  • Tom Barton, University Chicago and Internet2  
  • Brad Christ, Eastern Washington University
  • Eric Goodman, UCOP - TAC Representative to CTAB -    
  • Chris Hable, University of Michigan
  • John Hover, Brookhaven National Lab 
  • Adam Lewenberg, Stanford  

Note: There was not a quorum of CTAB members on this call. 


Baseline Expectations (BE) update

InCommon is removing several non-BE adhering entities from the InCommon metadata today, per Albert’s email to CTAB.

InCommon staff is working with a few other entities  to help them meet Baseline Expectations.

Planning Baseline Expectations v2  

  • Albert made edits to the draft Baseline Expectations (v2) document per discussion on the Sept 11, 2019  CTAB call
  • There are a couple of outstanding wording/phrasing details to resolve.
  • Brett’s blog on logo from May 2018 was helpful, explaining the intent
    • A blog on Error URL would be helpful
  • Should we require the endpoints?  Suggestion to move that issue to the adherence guide
  • Need better explanation of SIRTFI
  • Explain why we are requiring an element and how you can meet that expectation
  • Best not to change text around Baseline Expectations v1
  • At next CTAB call, we should resolve the edits and move forward. 
  • Will be  sure to put on CTAB agenda for next call
  • The Adherence Guide still needs more work, though we might want to leave this as a working draft and continue to refine as community feedback comes in.

Status on CTAB Recruiting for 2020

  • Announcement for InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations - October 2019
  • Nomination Form closes on 10/15/19
  • Existing members are encouraged to nominate others, send out tailored messages to focused groups, help recruit new members 
  • ChrisW is available for renomination
  • There should be 7-13 members of CTAB, according to the charter
  • Currently there are 10 voting members of CTAB
  • Suggestion to bring on new members this year so that rotation (term ending year) is more evenly distributed
  • Attribute exchange will be an important topic for CTAB moving forward 
  • Suggestion for CTAB representatives from 
    • Service providers (there are some now, but more would be helpful)
    • International  
    • Library community
    • HBCUs
      • ChrisW has contacts w Morgan State and can reach out there
  • Several CTAB volunteers will reach out to CTAB members who do not attend calls on  a regular basis

CTAB F2F meeting at 2019 TechEx, Wed. Dec. 11, 12:30PM-1:30PM

      • This is an open session.
      • A session abstract is needed.
      •  Brett will start  drafting the abstract for the CTAB OPEN meeting
      •  (see below)
      • Suggestion to write a blog or do a webinar prior to TechEx to promote interest in the TechEx CTAB session
      • Publicize the session on REFEDs list
      • Room accommodates 80, so may be big
        • That was the only room available at this time.
      • We should promote this open CTAB session to TechEx attendees to get more participation, explain that Baseline Expectations 2.0 will be discussed

Draft Abstract  for CTAB session at 2019 TechEx

Please come and attend an open meeting of the Community Assurance and Trust Board (CTAB)! In this meeting we will discuss controversial new requirements for Baseline version 2, such as:

  • REFEDS Multi-Factor Authentication Signaling

 should the abstract mention the importance of the community consensus process?

Next CTAB call: Wed. Oct. 9, 2019


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