AO: I think ways to decentralize the technical maintaince from just one or two people and ways to build more tech capacity to sustain and further develop PECE are needed. Need to think about the responsibilities for someone seeking to set up their own instance. What is required of them (what does PECE design team want fed back; are there any use cases PECE design team does NOT want?; how will the proliferation of diverse projects begin to get involved in decision making about PECE? Not just about TAF... How can/should others get involved in the decision making?) There are several governance models that could be used - each should be reflected on and thought about for pros/cons.
AO: Building off of the current work I am doing with the Nairobi instance of PECE (RDS), I am expecting to use PECE to be the supporting technical infrastructure for the formation of a collective in Nairobi interested in exploring appropriate policies, modalities, ethical workflows, and technical functionalities for qualitative data and its necessary layers of sharing and maintainance. There are also several groups I have been working with who are interested in setting up their own instances of PECE for their organizations. I would anticipate these possibly being able to feed into the broader RDS "commons" ... need to figure ways for the decentralized model to still "talk" to each other.