Governance Update - RAC (February '12)
The Research Advisory Council (RAC) met in February and received a presentation on mechanisms for support of Virtual Communities, particularly as this relates to researchers. It was noted that Internet2 has a good collaboration management platform to build on, COmanage, which while still under development includes the key identity and access management components. It was noted that Internet2 has deep experience in collaboration, and we have our own knowledge to contribute. Internet2 can also foster new collaborations that don't currently exist. The RAC also was briefed on current Internet2 NET+ activities, with a particular emphasis on services of value to the research community.