The Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive Research project has released a consultation draft of the Community Capability Model Framework.
Here's an excerpt:
The Community Capability Model Framework is a tool developed by UKOLN, University of Bath, and Microsoft Research to assist institutions, research funders and researchers in growing the capability of their communities to perform data--intensive research by
- profiling the current readiness or capability of the community,
- indicating priority areas for change and investment, and
- developing roadmaps for achieving a target state of readiness.
The Framework is comprised of eight capability factors representing human, technical and environmental issues. Within each factor are a series of community characteristics that are relevant for determining the capability or readiness of that community to perform data- intensive research.