Electronic Discovery Reference Model
Launched in May 2005, the Electronic
Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project was
created to address the lack of standards and guidelines
in the electronic discovery market.
The completed reference model provides a common, flexible
and extensible framework for the development, selection,
evaluation and use of electronic discovery products and
services. The 2010-2011 EDRM Projects build upon
a strong foundation created in the previous EDRM projects.
The goals of the EDRM Evergreen Project are:
- To ensure EDRM content is current, practical and relevant;
- To enhance the content at each node of the Model; and
- To educate about how to make effective use of the Model.
goals of the EDRM XML Project are:
- Continue development of the EDRM XML schema for metadata
- Create a compliance validation tool
- Create a process of verification of compliance with the
EDRM XML schema
- Develop protocols for numbering electronic files in native or near-native type
- Explore protocols for redacting files, identify issues related to implementation
- Explore communication XML
goals of the EDRM Metrics Project are:
- Complete the EDRM Metrics Model
- Develop documentations
- Develop tracking and reporting protocols
- Promote the adoption of EDRM Metrics measuring tools to track ED activities
- Research collection and collation of metrics data
- research promotion of the analysis of metrics data collected
edrm Code of conduct
The goal of the
EDRM Code of Conduct Project is to develop voluntary ethical
guidelines for providers and consumers concerning electronic
discovery, akin to the guidelines under which attorneys, court
personnel and others in the legal space operate.
goal of the EDRM Search Project is to provide
a framework for defining and managing various
aspects of Search as applied to E-discovery
edrm data set
The goal of the EDRM Data Set Project is to compile a 100 gigabyte data set that can be used to test various aspects of electronic discovery software and services.
Information Management Reference Model
The mission of the IMRM Project is to provide a common, practical flexible framework to help organizations develop and implement effective and actionable information management programs.
The goal of the EDRM Jobs Project is to develop a framework for evaluating pre-discovery and discovery personnel needs or issues. The intent is to provide organizations with a means to identify, assess, advocate for, recruit, on-board and retain the appropriate level of professional resources.