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CTAB Call Tuesday November 16, 2021


  • David Bantz, University of Alaska (chair) 
  • Brett Bieber, University of Nebraska (vice chair) 
  • Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus, University of Chicago
  • Ercan Elibol, Florida Polytechnic University 
  • Richard Frovarp,  North Dakota State
  • Eric Goodman, UCOP - InCommon TAC Representative to CTAB
  • Jon Miner, University of Wisc - Madison
  • Andy Morgan, Oregon State University 
  • John Pfeifer, University of Maryland 
  • Jule Ziegler,  Leibniz Supercomputing Centre   
  • Robert Zybeck, Portland Community College  
  • Tom Barton, Internet2, ex-officio  
  • Johnny Lasker, Internet2   
  • Kevin Morooney, 
  • Albert Wu, Internet2  
  • Netta Caligari, Internet2  
  • Emily Eisbruch, Internet2 


  • Dave Robinson, Grinnell College in Iowa, InCommon Steering Rep, ex-officio
  • Chris Whalen, Research Data and Communication Technologies Pål Axelsson, SUNET
  • Meshna Koren, Elsevier
  • Ann West, Internet2


  • Intellectual Property reminder

  • CTAB Election: review slate and voting
    • There are up to 3 membership positions on CTAB to fill 
    • 3 CTAB members (Brett, Rachana, John) have terms finishing in Dec 2021
    • Rachana and John have offered to be on the ballot for an additional term
      • In response to a question, Rachana and John both stated they are fine with not being  re-elected if there are promising new candidates ready to step up
    • There are 7 nominees for CTAB, (including Rachana and John) with up to 3 slots to fill
    • Albert will be sending a ballot to CTAB members for voting
    • Hope to wrap up the CTAB election by Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
    • Hope to find balance between new energy and “experienced” community participants
    • It's helpful to find some representation from institutions of various sizes and with different levels of research engagement
  • Baseline Expectations v2 - CTAB outreach to participants not meeting BEV2
    • 80% adherence to BEv2 (secure endpoint requirement not included in this)
    • See graph at Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation
    • Outreach from CTAB
      • CTAB members are encouraged to “adopt” campuses not meeting BEv2 to which you feel comfortable  doing outreach 
      • Ask Albert for access to the spreadsheet if you need it
        • The spreadsheet includes info that is not public
      • Campuses with an IDP are the priority for CTAB's outreach
      • Where contact info is missing, see the link to google drive folder. This approach is used since the info changes frequently

    • Next email to those not meeting BEv2 
      • Some organizations may not have received/read our outreach emails
      • Next week’s email will ask for “Acknowledgement of InCommon Baseline Expectations 2 for Trust in Federation Deadline”, and will include an extension request
      • Each contact will receive one message
  • Reminder: Bev2 office hour next Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021

  • Brett will need to miss the next CTAB call. This is his last CTAB call.
    • Thanks to Brett for his outstanding service on CTAB, including serving as CTAB Chair and Vice Chair

Next CTAB call: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 



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