GALA’s Collaborative Research, Innovation and Standards Program (CRISP) offers an inclusive platform for voluntary cooperation among language enterprise stakeholders. CRISP seeks to bring together participants to produce concrete results that advance the industry and create innovative solutions for shared problems.
Successor to the GALA Standards Initiative
CRISP is an outgrowth of the GALA Standards Initiative, which began in 2011 in an effort to provide a clearinghouse for information about industry standards. It quickly became evident that the GALA community and beyond wanted more than just information about standards; in addition to determining the best practices of tomorrow, they wanted to participate in creating and implementing solutions that could help them in their work today.
CRISP extends the focus beyond standards to create a collaborative framework that is open to experts and volunteers and is designed with low barriers to participation. Program projects and initiatives are driven primarily by its participants, with minimal direction and vetting by a CRISP Advisory Board (AB) of invited experts.
Since CRISP touches on many areas – collaborative projects, industry standards, research, and so forth – the program is divided into 4 “Clusters”:
Each “Cluster” groups relevant related topics and subjects together, so it is easier to understand, manage, participate, and achieve publishable results. CRISP projects are housed under the most relevant Cluster.
More Clusters may be added based on participants’ interests and needs.
Access to CRISP Deliverables
The results of CRISP projects will be made available broadly for free or, in some cases, at reasonable cost.
GALA members, CRISP program participants and their companies, and sponsor companies have access to all deliverables and information created by Clusters. All others (non-GALA members, those who are not participating in CRISP, etc.) may be charged a fee for access.
CRISP projects and initiatives are driven primarily by its participants, with minimal direction and vetting by a CRISP Advisory Board (AB) of invited experts.
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