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Project Jake is developing a Framework and Model for expressing collection and disclosure policies.  This work has been under development for two years and embodies the results dozens of interviews.  The model is detailed, with a separate set of attributes for each data element.

The Results So Far:

Data Dictionary
Rules Normalization and Application service
  • ERI has developed the initial web-based policy comparison tool called the Rules Normalization and Application (RNA). This tool allows for expressing and comparing policies, checking consistency, and illustrating effects of policy changes.
  • Future development work will focus on:
    • Interacting organizational policies
    • Multi-valued policy elements (specific or range)
    • Consistency across interacting policies
    • Compact formulation of requests; aligns with degrees of location granularity
    • Multiple Clearinghouses