Communications options - let us know what you’d like us to set up
Copy and paste email list (if you have a small amount (<20 members) and don't expect members to add or remove themselves)
Mailman email listserv - "self-service" additions and removals, accessible to external members, many settings including moderation of the list
Other options that you decide e.g. MSTeams channel
(From the CDI 2018 Annual Report)
A lot of different words are used to describe collaboration areas, but most of the time the choice of specific word was determined by the popular word at the time. In the beginning of CDI, they were all "working groups," then as they varied in their purpose they because "collaboration areas," and some are less formal ("cluster") or more focused and time-bound ("focus group"). And they are all basically "communities of practice." I would suggest not to get too hung up on the name, and consider the groups all "collaboration areas."
(Definitions from the CDI 2018 Annual Report)
Cluster: A less formal group that can range from a mailing list to a group that maintains online collections of resources on their area of interest.
Working group: A subgroup of the Community for Data Integration that forms around common interests, helps address challenges, and identifies solutions that enable data integration efforts.
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