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CTAB call of December 15, 2020 

Attending

  • David Bantz, University of Alaska (chair) 
  • Mary Catherine Martinez, InnoSoft (vice chair)
  • Pål Axelsson, SUNET 
  • Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska 
  • Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus, University of Chicago  
  • Tom Barton, University Chicago and Internet2, ex-officio
  • Ercan Elibol, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Richard Frovarp,  North Dakota State 
  • Eric Goodman, UCOP - TAC Representative to CTAB 
  • Meshna Koren, Elsevier
  • Jon Miner, University of Wisc - Madison 
  • Andy Morgan, Oregon State University 
  • John Pfeifer, University of Maryland  
  • Marc Wallman, North Dakota State University, InCommon Steering Rep, ex-officio 
  • Chris Whalen, Research Data and Communication Technologies 
  • Jule Ziegler,  Leibniz Supercomputing Centre 
  • Robert Zybeck, Portland Community College 
  • Johnny Lasker, Internet2 
  • Kevin Morooney, Internet2 
  • Albert Wu, Internet2 
  • Emily Eisbruch, Internet2  


Regrets

  • Ann West, Internet2
  • Chris Hable, University of Michigan


Action Items from this call 

  • AI (Albert and David) share a draft of the  targeted message to parties not meeting BE v2
  • AI (Tom) start drafting a charter for the proposed CTAB sponsored working group around NIH requirements
  • AI: (Albert) chat with Dean on whether we should expand the list of InCommon newsletter recipients

Discussion

CTAB Membership

  • Welcome new CTAB members
    • Andy Morgan, Oregon State U   
    • Meshna Koren, Elsevier
  • Appreciation to retiring CTAB members
    • Mary Catherine Martinez, InnoSoft
    • Chris Hable, University of Michigan
  • Chair election results
    • David Bantz will continue as chair
    • Brett Bieber will serve as vice chair
    • Congratulations David and Brett
  • CTAB Meeting time for 2021
    • From Alaska to Sweden, CTAB has a wide range of time zones represented
    • Decision: Keep current time schedule (biweekly on Tuesdays at 1pm ET), 
    • The Dec. 29, 2020 CTAB meeting is cancelled. 
    • next CTAB meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

Baseline Expectations V2  be2-faq v2.0

    • There will be an upcoming newsletter item re-announcing commencement of BEv2 implementation  
      • Albert confirmed with Dean that there will a blurb in a Trust and Identity Newsletter going out in a few days. 
      • This is a periodic newsletter that features blog posts.  
      • Concern: Meshna has not seen this newsletter, what list does it go to?
      • Sent to the InCommon participants list and site admins
      • AI: (Albert) chat with Dean on whether we should expand the list of InCommon newsletter recipients
    • General strategy is to use targeted messages to communicate frequently with parties not meeting BE v2
    • AI (Albert and David) share a draft of the  targeted message to parties not meeting BE v2
  • BE 2 Rollout
    • CTAB members will have some responsibility in 2021 for contacting those organizations not meeting BE v2.
    • The updates made to InCommon entity contacts during BEv1 will be helpful. 

2021 CTAB Work Plan

  • 1 . Working Group to develop concrete implementation guidance for NIH requirements
    • Tom will coordinate.
    • Interested in participating: Rachana, Chris, Jon, Tom, David. Eric, Ercan, Brett Pal; Albert invite Scott Cantor, Kyle (NIH),Jule
  • 2.  Issues to look at for BE v3
    • Entity (IDP and SP) supports the REFEDS MFA Profile
    • All InCommon IDP shall support the REFEDS Research & Scholarship (R&S) Entity Category 

 Working Group to develop concrete implementation guidance for NIH requirements  

    • Tom will coordinate a CTAB sponsored working group to look at guidance for InCommon members guidance on NIH call to action 
    • Could include InCommon members and NIH people
    • Need to develop the guidance and get it to InCommon participants
    • CTAB will need to establish clear expectations around timing for the  proposed working group around NIH expectations 
    • ChrisW: makes sense for CTAB to form a working group and move forward
    • There’s a strong incentive for R&E to figure out what needs to be done to meet the NIH requirements.  
    • What kind of processes can they leverage to achieve assurance level needed, around MFA for example?
    • TomB has been convening a small group already, including ScottC
    • Input to REFEDs is important
    • Alignment with NIST identity proofing guidance is also important
    • Also to be taken up in REFEDs assurance working group that Jule chairs
    • AI Tom start drafting a charter for the proposed CTAB sponsored working group around NIH requirements
    • There should be a liaison from CTAB on the proposed working group
    • Interested individuals for proposed working group:
    • Tom, Rachana, Chris, Jon, David. Eric, Ercan, Brett Pal; Albert invite Scott Cantor, Kyle (NIH), Jule
    • We should wear the CTAB hat and make the info more broadly available, amplify the work

Announcement

Next CTAB call:   Tuesday,  January 12, 2020 at 1pm ET

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