Organisational Capacity

Edgeryders currently has the capacity to deliver smaller scale versions of this project, evidenced by its current role in coordinating the Opencare project. Assets include:

  • experience of co-ordinating, over several years, a strong, lively, resilient online community. We assess the health of collaboration and knowledge sharing via network analysis (;
  • a tradition of self-organised events;
  • highly respected individuals, including an experienced network scientist and the world's first-ever online community manager (

To run this project, we would increase our capacity, in particular by adding:

  • governance; One senior level and one mid-level person to provide assurance that the overall aims of the project are being achieved;   
  • operations; one senior level person responsible for matching initiatives with an appropriate learning environment (many will be available through WHIS's network).
  • connectivity:
    • three mid-level people to help stimulate and manage the community;
    • two evaluators to monitor activities in the individual initiatives; and
    • establish a partnership with the Ethereum ecosystem (this is a decentralised platform that runs “smart” contracts). This will help us set up a minimal, but fast, contract-based admin.