IHE Testing and Tools Membership Agreement

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Mission of Committee

The Testing and Tools Committee is responsible for supervising and coordinating the testing activities conducted by National and Regional Deployment Committees and the development of testing software and other tools used in the testing process. Its responsibilities include:

  1. Developing and maintaining quality procedures for testing processes and events, including IHE Connectathons
  2. Coordinating the requirements gathering process for test specifications and test assertions for the IHE Profiles developed in the IHE Domain committees
  3. Developing, in conjunction with the Domain Coordination Committee, a consistent approach to ensuring testability of Profiles
  4. Coordinating budget and resources contributed to technical project management of testing activities by National and Regional Deployment Committees
  5. Securing funding for the development of testing software and related tools
  6. Managing and coordinating budget and resources, including funding, voluntary manpower and software libraries, contributed to development of testing software and related tools by National and Regional Deployment Committees, and other organizations
  7. Making recommendations to the Board with respect to intellectual property issues including licensing and use of testing software and related tools
  8. Providing guidance to the Technical Management Group (TMG) in its oversight of testing activities and development of testing software and related tools
  9. Coordinating development and maintenance of infrastructure used in testing process, including Websites

The Testing and Tools Committee reports to the Board of IHE International. It submits to the Board for its approval an annual report, which includes a plan and schedule for testing activities worldwide and a plan and budget for development of testing software and related tools to support these activities.

Action: INRIA developing draft of more detailed committee governance document.

Contact Information

  1. Name and address of IHE member organization individual represents
  2. Personal contact information (email, phone, address)

Rules of Membership

The Testing and Tools Committee is composed of one representative from each IHE member organization and national or regional deployment committee contributing resources, including funding, voluntary manpower and software libraries, to the technical project management of testing processes and development of testing software and related tools. This includes a representative from each National and Regional Deployment Committee engaged in sponsoring Connectathons and related testing activities in its area.

Participation on the Testing and Tools Committee is subject to the General Membership Procedures described in section 9 of the IHE Principles of Governance. To note:

  1. All committee members must serve as representatives of IHE member organizations
  2. A member organization may designate a primary and one or more alternate committee representatives
  3. A given member organization may cast only one vote on any matter before the committee
  4. Voting rights of a member organization are contingent on regular participation by its committee representatives
  5. Quorum consists of a minimum of 50% of current voting members

Commitment to Contribute

  1. Committee membership and voting rights contingent on ongoing substantive contribution
  2. Member contribution reviewed on an annual basis by Technical Management Group in report to Board: TMG provides a list of the organizations that have made a substantive contribution
  3. Committee Members required to submit annual application for participation; Board to approves renewal of Committee Membership based on annual report of Technical Management Group
  4. Indicate whether contribution will be in cash (contracting with developer), development work or software libraries; provide description
  5. Contribution will be made in accordance with licensing terms of Gazelle: open source, non-viral?, reciprocal rights
  6. Contributor agrees to abide by IP (patent disclosure/indemnification provisions): included in David's draft document
  7. Serves on committee as representative of a member organization
  8. Preservation of background IP? Contributors may discuss elements of pre-existing proprietary IP without necessarily making them available under general terms



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