Creation and Administration of Hopskotch Groups
Margaret Johnson, Donald Petravick
Revised Auguast 7, 2023
Information Classification: Public.
This note describes the policies SCiMMA uses to govern delegation of a group’s administration to one or more Group Administrators, and identifies roles and responsibilities of a Group Administrator.
Every topic Hopskotch belongs to a group. A group may have one or more Group Administrators. Group Administrators administer topics belonging to the group and are a point of contact between the entity using the group and SCiMMA. Group Administrators…
- Create topics withing the group namespace in the HopSkotch system
- Ensure unused topics/groups are torn down before they are considered abandoned and removed by the SCiMMA project.
- Administer permissions on these topics.
- Speak authoritatively for the group to SCiMMA
- Take action on communications from SCiMMA to the group.
- Maintain familiarity with SCiMMA concepts of operation.
- Hold overall accountability of the group to SCiMMA.
- Ensure continuity of the Group Administrators.
- Ensure group administrators are familiar with their duties.
- No Group Administrator may be a resident of OFAC countries See https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information.
Applying for creation of a Group
Creation of a group begins with an applicant. The Applicant must first obtain a SCiMMA identity via https://my.hop.scimma.org/, then apply for a group via the create group form available via https://support.scimma.org.
The applicant needs to
- Be a senior person with a permanent position (e.g., faculty, senior technical person, manager, or similar). The position should be documented by institutional URL(s) verifying name, affiliation, title, and email address used when registering for SCiMMA access.
- Supply a reference to (or be) a person well known to SCiMMA.
Upon approval, the person becomes the Liaison to SCiMMA and also the initial Group Administrator.