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InCommon Technical Advisory Committee


The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) supports InCommon’s mission “to create and support a common framework for trustworthy shared management of access to online resources.” It is an advisory body to the InCommon Steering Committee. It provides advice on InCommon’s operational processes and practices, strategies, capabilities, and roadmap to InCommon Steering and to InCommon Operations (OPS). The TAC meets biweekly throughout the year. Members serve three-year terms.

TAC Charter and Current Members

Charter - The InCommon TAC charter is available on the InCommon website.

Below is a list of current TAC members. There is also a page listing all current and past members.

MemberOrganizationTerm ends Dec. 31:
Mark Scheible, chairMCNC2018
Janemarie Duh, vice-chairLafayette College2018
Matt BrookoverColorado School of Mines2020
Judith BushOCLC2020
Tom DemeranvilleORCID2020
Heather FlanaganSpherical Cow Consulting2020
Eric GoodmanUniv. of Calif. Office of the Pres.2019
Mike GradyUnicon2019
Eric Kool-BrownUniversity of Washington2020
Kim MilfordREN-ISAC2018
Keith WessellUniversity of Illinois2019
Albert WuUCLA2018

Current TAC Subject Matter Experts (non-voting)

Steve OlshanskyThe Internet Society
David WalkerIndependent
Ian YoungThe Shibboleth Consortium

Current Work Items

TAC Chartered Working Groups & Final Reports

A list of current and recently concluded InCommon Working Groups (including TAC Chartered) is available on the wiki.

Meeting Minutes, Documents, White Papers

Public TAC Minutes (posted within two weeks of the meeting)

TAC Member Resources

Materials for TAC Members (private)


Technical Discussion List

Follow discussions about technical issues or current trends or ask technical questions related to InCommon and global federation.

List: To subscribe, send email to with the Subject: subscribe technical-discuss

** Note, this list does not replace specific product support lists, so questions on specific products should continue to be posted to those lists (e.g. Shibboleth, Grouper, etc.).

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