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Brought to You by Community: InCommon Advisory Committee Nominations Under Review for 2023



By Ann West, Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity, Internet2, and Executive Director, InCommon

InCommon Community

Engagement with the community is the foundation of how we operate at InCommon. We appreciate the variety of ways our community comes together to develop best practices, guide the adoption of new technologies, and identify and resolve common challenges in research and education. 

InCommon’s Advisory Committees are essential to moving this work forward. More than 60 community members contribute their time and talent to help advance identity and access management for research and education institutions. 

All of the incredible work and new developments wouldn’t be possible without the community’s passion, which is why we are excited to have our nomination process for new members in motion! We appreciate everyone’s willingness to share their time and expertise.

We received an excellent pool of candidates for the following committees, which you can learn more about on our leadership page:

Committee NamePrimary Purpose
InCommon Steering CommitteeHelps determine the strategy for InCommon and for the overall Trust and Identity area
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”
InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB)Shepherds the community consensus, guides InCommon’s trust programs, and leads dispute resolution when concerns about participants arise
Community Architecture Committee for Trust and Identity (CACTI)Provide strategic architectural input to Internet2’s trust and identity projects
eduroam-US Advisory Committee (eAC)Helps formulate strategies and practices for US and global research and education roaming networks

Committees will continue to evaluate submissions through the end of this year and will notify nominees of their status by no later than January of next year. From there, those who agree to move forward will be onboarded by InCommon staff to ensure a smooth transition into their new volunteer roles. I look forward to working with new and returning volunteers in the coming year. 

Missed submitting a nomination, but still want to get involved? 
Keep a lookout for existing + new working groups, which seek members throughout the year! Please connect with me if you have questions, feedback, or ideas about how you can contribute to InCommon!