Confluence Retirement

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  • Name of proposed collaboration area
  • Names and email addresses of initial participants
  • Name of initial chairperson and co-chairperson (if identified)
  • Preliminary description of group and group goals (see section on Setting Group Goals)
    • E.g., What is the motivation for forming the collaboration area? What will success look like for the collaboration area in terms of goals and outputs?  What is the anticipated timeline for achieving your goals? If known, how does the collaboration area fit in with or how will it interact with others? How is this proposed work related to your day job? Is your employer supportive of your involvement in this?
  • Description of support needed from CDI facilitators

(Modified from the ESIP Life Cycle) CDI Life Cycle: Start-Up Phase

What to expect after you have proposed a CDI collaboration area