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Sustainability and Governance Working Group

The Sustainability and Governance Working Group will investigate different organizational models, including a stand-alone non-profit 501(c)(3) organization;different funding models to ensure long term sustainability; and establish the governance of DataONE and a representative stand-alone organization (i.e., the DataONE Users Group (DUG)) to ensure that stakeholders provide direction.

WG Charter (pdf)

Working Group Leaders

  • Patricia Cruse, California Digital Library
  • William Michener, Principal Investigator, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives for University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Working Group Members

  • John Cobb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Robert Cook, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Mike Frame, Core Science Analytics & Synthesis, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Steve Kelling, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
  • Abby Smith Rumsey, Director, Scholarly Communication Institute
  • MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California Davis
  • Amber Budden, University of New Mexico (ex officio)
  • Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico (ex officio)
  • Dave Vieglais, University of Kansas (ex officio)

Past Working Group Members

  • Greg Gollberg, FRAMES Program Manager, University of Idaho

Current Projects

  • Version 2.0 of the DataONE Marketing Plan;
  • Version 1.0 of the DataONE Business Plan;
  • Collaborative/competitive landscape analysis and cost/benefit analysis from KRDS toolkit;
  • Continued development of marketing materials;
  • Expand DataONE marketing efforts in national and international venues;
  • Selection of business consultant to help the Working Group accomplish its objectives

Previous Projects:

  • Version 1.0 of Marketing plan completed;
  • Two-day Data Governance Workshop held in Washington D.C., December 2011;
  • Production of professional meeting poster, banners, bookmarks, and PowerPoint demo

Project Outcomes:

  • Completion of DataONE marketing plan and business plan;
  • Development of revenue and cost tracking models to aid in the sustainability of DataONE