In 2018, we asked Keen Design to take a close look at the collaboration flows we need to support in the SCZ. After interviewing a number of participants, they designed a number of flows that cover most of the use cases we would like to support in de SCZ. This design was presented during a meeting on December 18th (meeting notes). The scenarios that were detailed in a design:
Scenario 8 - Create collaboration
(PDF-version in case the online scenario's don't work: scenario1-login.pdf, scenario2-request-access.pdf, scenario3-accept-invitation.pdf, scenario4-add-autorisations.pdf, scenario5-granting-access.pdf, scenario6-CO-sends-invitation.pdf, scenario7-view-profile.pdf, Scenario8-Create-Collaboration.pdf, scenario9-Accept admin-rights.pdf)
Keen did a presentation on their process and findings on dec 19th 2018 (sheets).
Based on these flows, the (preliminary) data model is as follows:
Which evolved to the following when we started building SBS ourselves (see below):
After having run pilots with institutions using COmanage as Membership Management System (MMS), we got feedback the institutions found COmanage to complex. So we developed a new interface (GitHub sources). This system is called SBS, an abbreviation for the Dutch words for collaboration management system. We developed user stories to develop SBS. We do plan to keep in touch with the COmanage development team to see whether we can at a later stage again join forces.
SURF Research Access Management (SRAM) is build so creating and managing users for research collaborations takes less time while improving secure access. SRAM contains several modules. The 'Membership Management System' (MMS) is the module that allows creation of a research collaboration team, inviting members, connect research services etc. There are several software packages that offer MMS functionality. SURF developed their own based on feedback from institutions. The software package is called SBS, an abbreviation for the Dutch words for collaboration management system (GitHub sources). It looks like this:
Before you dive in, a quick start to SBS:
We hope this gets you started. Feel free to check it out. And let us know what you think, or when you have questions etc!