# Ting week

We appoint time three times a year to meet for information, feedback and discussions on how to develop HUNT Cloud to better elevate your science.

We call this gatherings Tings. We arrange a structured set of Tings for different parts of the HUNT Cloud community. The meetings are spread out over one week in the winter, spring and autumn. We call these weeks "Ting weeks".

Next up: Ting week #3

  • Lab ting: Tuesday 25 May 2021 - 2 to 4 p.m. CET
  • Coordinator ting: Wednesday 26 May 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET
  • Enterprise ting: Wednesday 26 May 2021 - 1 to 3 p.m. CET
  • Lagtun: Thursday 27 May 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET

# Reports

The intent of the ting report is to give you the opportunity to read up on what we are doing at HUNT Cloud, and a little bit on why we do it. All so we can meet at the tings and have informed discussions on how to best elevate data for a better world!

# Tings

HUNT Cloud has established the following Tings:

# Lagtun

Lagtun is the ting where we meet data controllers and data space leaders to discuss the overall strategic direction for data-driven science in general and the adaptation of HUNT Cloud.

We have appointed two hours to Lagtun. The first hour is structured, and the last hour is reserved for unstructured questions and discussions.

# Lab ting

This is our "allting" where we invite all lab users for information and feedback on our lab services, such as storage, compute, transfers, software, documentation, communication etc.

We have appointed two hours to the Lab ting. The first hour is structured, and the last hour is reserved for an unstructured question and answer section.

# Coordinator ting

This ting gather coordinators from data controllers, data spaces and labs. We discuss ways to optimize research management and research coordination, including agreement structures, user management, resource management, lab portfolio management, reporting etc.

We have appointed two hours to the Coordinator ting. The first hour is structured, and the last hour is reserved for an unstructured discussion.

# Enterprise ting

The Enterprise ting is introduced for Ting week #2 (2021-02). We aim to gather controllers and lab users from small and medium private enterprises to discuss how to best elevate private data-driven activities and innovations.

We have appointed two hours to the Enterprise ting. The first hour is structured, and the last hour is reserved for an unstructured discussion.

# Dates

We appoint time for three ting weeks per year, in the fall around the autumn holidays, in the winter around the winter holidays and in the spring after the national holiday i Norway.

# Ting week #4 (2021-10)

  • Lab ting: Tuesday 19 October 2021 - 2 to 4 p.m. CET
  • Coordinator ting: Wednesday 20 October 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET
  • Enterprise ting: Wednesday 20 October 2021 - 1 to 3 p.m. CET
  • Lagtun: Thursday 20 October 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET

# Ting week #3 (2021-05)

  • Lab ting: Tuesday 25 May 2021 - 2 to 4 p.m. CET
  • Coordinator ting: Wednesday 26 May 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET
  • Enterprise ting: Wednesday 26 May 2021 - 1 to 3 p.m. CET
  • Lagtun: Thursday 27 May 2021 - 9 to 11 a.m. CET

# Ting week #2 (2021-02)

# Ting week #1 (2020-10)

# FAQ

# Why Tings?

The inspiration to appoint time to meet at regular intervals in a layered structure is drawn from the Old Norse ting (opens new window) structures such as Frostating (opens new window) here in Trøndelag. The intention is to ensure regular discussions on how we together best can elevate data for a better world, including feedback on how to best adapt and evolve the scientific toolbox of HUNT Cloud to better support your scientific journey.

# Is this an assembly?

No. Our tings are not the same as a general assembly (generalforsamling) with binding decisions. As of today, our tings are to be seen as a gathering of people that both champion and dream up ideas on how to best utilize data for a better world. HUNT Cloud is owned by NTNU which has the full financial and compliance responsibilities for our services.

# Who is invited?

Ting memberships are derived from registered roles in active contractual agreements with HUNT Cloud:

  • Lab ting: Lab users with a signed user agreement and active VPN connection.
  • Coordinator ting: Individuals listed as "coordinators" in data controller, data space or lab agreements.
  • Enterprise ting: Users and coordinators registered or associated with private enterprises.
  • Lagtun: Signatory officials and scientific contacts on data controller agreements and data space leaders defined in data space agreements.

# How do I get invited?

Ting invitations, agenda and digital meeting links are forwarded on email a few weeks before the Ting week. Dates will also be announced on these pages and on Slack.

# Where do we meet?

We will meet digitally at Zoom utilizing the NTNU subscription. Links will be forwarded on email and on Slack for the lab ting.

# Where are the minutes?

Our tings have public agendas and internal minutes. We write up a summary after the week that gets distributed directly to the invited parties. The summary contains statements from all tings.

# What does the word Lagtun mean?

We know, we know. Lagtun is hard to pronounce in english. However, in Norwegian it is a word with several meanings that we think capture the soul of our top level ting.

First, Lag means "law" In Old Norse. This meaning is included in the last part of the name of our region, Trøndelag, which means the law of the Trønders. In addition, "lag" means "team" in modern Norwegian, reflecting the collaborative nature of the ting.

The second part, tun is also an Old Norse word for a fenced in area, usually around a collection of farm houses, much like your fenced in lab machines. Also relevant, the old tings were held on fenced in tuns for which the the Vikings had to leave all weapons by the fence before they entered the ting.