Information Governance across Europe
|MoReq Governance Board|
The MoReq Governance Board or MGB is the DLM Forum sub-committee directly responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and future evolution of the MoReq2010 specification. It is made up of best practice, technical and accessibility advisory panels, and is also responsible for administering formal testing, certification and accreditation programmes related to the standard. It is an open and collaborative body with an emphasis on cooperation and active member participation. Each year the MGB launches a number of projects aimed at building on MoReq2010, its aims and objectives.
The MoReq2010 specification contains Modular Requirements for Records Systems. The functional and non-functional requirements in the MoReq2010 specification are highly modular and are divided into requirements for each of the core services plus requirments for additional (optional) modules. The MoReq2010 specification also includes a rich metadata model, a complete XML export data schema and comprehensive test materials and testing framework. The testing framework makes it possible to conduct compliance testing at an accredited MoReq2010 test centre, leading to the official certification of MoReq2010 Compliant Records Systems (MCRS) against the MoReq2010 standard.
The MoReq2010 specification was developed by the DLM Forum. For more information on the MoReq2010 specification follow these links:
New bye laws for the MoReq Governance Board (MGB) for MoReq2010 were established by the DLM Forum Executive Committee in May 2012 to safeguard the integrity of the MoReq2010 specification in its use and ongoing development.
A short primer on the new MGB is available here.
The structure of the MoReq Governance Boards consists of four permanent panels and a number of project panels that are formed only for the duration of a specific project. The Chair and Vice Chair of the MGB, and other representatives, are appointed by the DLM Forum Executive Committee. Each permanent panel has a Convenor who coordinates its activities and is elected annually by the members of that panel to attend and represent the panel at MGB meetings.
The responsibilities of the four permanent panels can be summarised as follows:
The MGB follows a best practice development model for IT standards bodies, for the creation of additional modules to the MoReq2010 specification. The MGB aims to issue an updated version of the MoReq2010 specification on an annual basis, incorporating additional plug-in and extension modules and other new developments.
The following lists the current leadership group of the MoReq Governance Board:
Hans Fredrik Berg, National Archives of Norway (Vice Chair)
Richard Blake, formerly of The National Archives of the UK (Testing Convenor)
Simon Cole, Automated Intelligence (Technical Convenor)
Jon Garde, Journal IT (Chair)
Richard Jeffrey-Cook, In-Form Consult (Practice Convenor)
Aleksandra Mrdavšic, National Archives of Slovenia (Accessibility Convenor)