As a community resource, IEDA has a formal governance structure consisting of a Policy Committee and a User Committee. These committees provide critical guidance for the planning, prioritization, and implementation of IEDA's services, policies, community involvement, and partnerships.
The IEDA Policy Committee is the primary community advisory body for activities funded under the Cooperative Agreement with the NSF. The IEDA Policy Committee provides policy-level guidance to the IEDA leadership with the intent of maximizing the effectiveness of IEDA to enhance the scientific productivity and capability of the communities served.
The IEDA User Committee is the primary mechanism for gaining scientific community feedback on the effectiveness of the IEDA data services. The IEDA User Committee’s primary responsibility is to evaluate usability, performance and utility of IEDA data systems, software tools, and data services, and make recommendations to increase software usability and improve scientific utility of tools and services generated under the Cooperative Agreement.