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Community Capability Model Framework for Data-Intensive Research Review Workshop

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Friday, 10 February 2012, 09.00 to 14:00

Seminar Room 1
Level 7
Monash University Conference Centre
Collins Street

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Intended Audience

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this workshop which will be of interest to researchers, digital repository managers, staff from library, information and research organisations, data curators, data centre managers, data scientists, research funding organisations and research networks.

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The Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive Research Project

Microsoft Research Connections and UKOLN are working in partnership on a new project to develop a Community Capability Model Framework for Data-Intensive Research, building upon the principles described in The Fourth Paradigm. This workshop aims to assess, evaluate and refine a proposed Community Capability Model Framework (CCMF) which reflects a series of capability factors or parameters including technological aspects (such as adoption of common data infrastructures, standards, formats and ontology) and social aspects (such as collaborative approaches, open engagement and socio-legal issues). The ultimate aim is to provide a framework that is useful to various stakeholders, such as researchers, institutions and funders, in modelling a range of disciplinary and community behaviours with respect to the adoption, usage, development and exploitation of e-infrastructure for data-intensive research.

This workshop will focus on presenting and reviewing the newly published draft CCMF White Paper, with additional perspectives from leading practitioners.

Further information is available from the project Web site.

There is no charge for participation. Registration is free but please note that places are limited and early registration is advised.


The workshop will include a mix of presentations, breakout groups and discussion, and will allow time for networking and collaboration. This will involve:

  1. Presentation of the White Paper including an introduction to the CCMF concept, a description of the scope and functions of the model informed by a series of mini case studies, a review of existing models, information about the detailed model with supporting visualisations plus a taxonomy of terms and an outline of the next steps in CCMF development;
  2. Reviewing the model from the perspective of different stakeholders;
  3. Identifying refinements to make it more useful for the community.


  1. Participants will have an understanding of the developing CCMF and the methodology by which it has been derived;
  2. Participants will have reviewed the CCMF and shared ways to enhance the draft White Paper;
  3. The project team will have received community input to inform the next phase of CCMF development.

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