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Group membership and profile contributions

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:55:56 +0000
To: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
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Hi

There have been some issues raised about group membership. Our current approach is that being listed as a member of a specific group automatically makes you a contributor to the profiles generated by that group. Obviously this is not always the case.

What we would like to achieve is a sense of inclusivity for the groups, while also reflecting appropriate levels of credit for those who have genuinely contributed to a specific profile.

We suggest that

  *   Group membership remains open to all by some simple process (ideally a form on the website).

  *
Profile contribution is tracked separately as part of the development of the profile. The group lead or editor of the specification decides contributors for a profile.  Criteria for inclusion would be any of the following, or similar (you should be able to articulate your contribution):
     *
Documentation of the profile or supporting documents (crosswalks, use cases, etc)
     *
Implementation (test deployment to inform profile development)
     *
Active participation in the discussions of the profile (in person, mailing list)
     *
Securing grants to fund the activity

We welcome feedback from the wider community on this.

Best regards

Alasdair, Carole, and Rafa


Alasdair J G Gray

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School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
(Athena SWAN Bronze Award)
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK.

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