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About InCommon

The mission of InCommon is to create and support a common trust framework for U.S. education and research. This includes trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research in the United States. To achieve its mission, InCommon will facilitate development of a community-based common trust fabric sufficient to enable participants to make appropriate decisions about the release of identity information and the control of access to protected online resources. InCommon is intended to enable production-level end-user access to a wide variety of protected resources.

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InCommon Steering Committee

The InCommon Steering Committee is responsible for managing the business and affairs of InCommon, including oversight and recommendations on issues arising from the operation and management of InCommon. Policies and practices approved by the Steering Committee are available on the Policies page. We also have a list of current and past Steering members. Minutes of Steering Committee meetings are available on the wiki.




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Dee Childs

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Texas A&M University

Mike Erickson Chief Information Officer Colorado School of Mines 2020
Michael Gettes

Associate Director Trust and Identity

University of Florida

Ted Hanss (Vice Chair)

Chief Information Officer

University of Michigan Medical School

Klara Jelinkova

Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer

Rice University

Laura Paglione Director, Strategic Initiatives ORCID 2020
Sean Reynolds (Chair)

Vice President for Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer

Northwestern University

Marty Ringle

Chief Information Officer

Reed College

Celeste Schwartz

Vice President for Information Technology and College Services

Montgomery County Community College

Pankaj Shah

President and CEO


Dave Vernon

Associate CIO

Cornell University

Ann West

Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity
and Executive Director, InCommon

Melissa Woo

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Stony Brook University




Mark Scheible

Chair, InCommon Technical Advisory Committee


Chris Holmes

Policy and Legal Advisor

Baylor University

Brett Bieber

Chair, InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Von Welch

Research Community Advisor

Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research


InCommon Technical Advisory Committee

The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee provides recommendations relating to the operation and management of InCommon with respect to technical issues. See the TAC charter for more information. TAC minutes are available on the wiki. A list of current and past TAC members is also on the wiki.



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Mark Scheible, Chair



Janemarie Duh, Vice-Chair

Lafayette College


Matt Brookover Colorado School of Mines 2020
Judith Bush OCLC 2020
Tom Demeranville ORCID 2020
Heather Flanagan Spherical Cow Consulting 2020
Eric Goodman

University of California Office of the President


Mike Grady



Eric Kool-Brown

University of Washington 2020
Kim Milford



Keith Wessel

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Albert Wu




In Memoriam - RL "Bob" Morgan, University of Washington - The InCommon community wishes to express special acknowledgement to the life and work of RL "Bob" Morgan from the University of Washington, a leader of TAC until July 12, 2012, who gave so much of himself to creating the standards, policy and technology behind the InCommon Federation and charting our course for the future of identity in higher education. It was an honor to have him among us. He left us far too soon.

Other community members contributing to InCommon operations:
Scott Cantor, The Ohio State University
Roland Hedburg, Independent
Walter Hoehn, University of Memphis
Chris Phillips, Canadian Access Federation
Rhys Smith, UK Access Management Federation
Ian Young, UK Access Management Federation

InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board

The Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) represents the InCommon community in InCommon's trust and assurance related programs and initiatives. It is advisory to the InCommon Steering Committee. CTAB minutes are available on the wiki.



Brett Bieber, Chair

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
David Bantz University of Alaska
Chris Hable University of Michigan
Ted Hanss University of Michigan
Mary Catherine Martinez InnoSoft Fusion
Jon Miner University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joanna Rojas Duke University
Chris Whalen National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIH)
Tom Barton University of Chicago
Sean Reynolds Northwestern University


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