Collection Standards | Data Set | IGRM | Investigations | Jobs | Metrics | Model Code of Conduct | Native Files | Search | XML

EDRM has ten active projects, three added at the 2013-2014 EDRM kickoff meeting.

The projects are designed to further EDRM’s core objective: Creating practical resources to improve eDiscovery and Information Governance.

Collection Standards The Collection Standards project was launched at the 2013-2014 EDRM kickoff meetings.
Data Set
EDRM Data Set Project

The EDRM Data Set Project provides industry-standard, reference data sets of electronically stored information (ESI) and software files that can be used to test various aspects of e-discovery software and services.

Information Governance Reference Model Project

The mission of the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) Project is to provide a common, practical, flexible framework to help organizations develop and implement effective and actionable information management programs.

The IGRM Project aims to offer guidance to Legal, IT, Records Management, line-of-business leaders and other business stakeholders within organizations. The Project seeks to facilitate dialogue among these stakeholders by providing a common language and reference for discussion and decision-making based on the needs of the organization.

Investigations The Investigations project was launched at the 2013-2014 EDRM kickoff meetings.
EDRM Jobs Project

The mission of the EDRM Jobs Project is to develop a framework for evaluating pre-discovery and discovery personnel needs or issues. This framework will provide scenarios based on existing business models and will serve as a starting point for the needs assessment of human capital. 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.

EDRM Metrics Project
The mission of the EDRM Metrics Project is to provide an effective means of measuring the time, money and volumes associated with e-discovery activities.

In addition, the Metrics model group is responsible for creating tracking, reporting and measurement protocols to assess e-discovery activities, and, to the extent metrics data becomes available, begin analysis of that data.

Model Code of Conduct
EDRM Model Code of Conduct Project

The mission of the EDRM Model Code of Conduct Project is to evaluate and define acceptable boundaries of ethical business practices within the e-discovery service industry, and to issue aspirational guidelines intended to serve as a basis for ethical decision-making by all participants in the e-discovery process.

Native Files The Native Files project was launched at the 2013-2014 EDRM kickoff meetings.
EDRM Search Project

The mission of the EDRM Search Project is to provide a framework for defining and managing various aspects of Search as applied to e-discovery workflow.

E-discovery practitioners use several search techniques for collecting, culling, filtering, locating and classifying electronically stored information (ESI). By specifying the type of search, its behavior and expected results, the uncertainty and incompleteness of search can be addressed.

EDRM XML Project

Our mission is to have EDRM XML be the primary format for e-discovery data exchange between parties and systems, reducing the time and risk involved with data exchange. We achieve this by providing a robust, flexible, transparent, and well documented schema supported by a robust tool set.

The ESI includes both underlying discovery materials (e.g., email messages and attachments, loose files, and databases) and information about those materials (e.g., the source of the underlying ESI, processing of that ESI, and production of that ESI).