About JORD

The JORD (Joint Operational Reference Data) project is a collaboration between PCA (POSC Caesar Association) and Fiatech to create a stable, scalable, and commercially sustainable operation of core ISO 15926 reference data and services. The result will be a core set of services and capabilities that will enable the evolution, management, and validation of compliant use of reference data by your business, directly and industrywide, via a federated web of reference data.

To learn more about the JORD project, download the JORD prospectus on the PCA (POSC Caesar Association) website.

How can I participate in JORD, and what are the benefits?

Participation is available to industry participants through an annual subscription.  To learn more about how to participate in the JORD project, download the JORD subcriber datasheet.

Subscribers receive the following direct benefits:

  •  Early access to the deliverables and services and the enormous business lifecycle interoperability benefits described above. These deliverables include web delivery of reference data content and services, industrial usage methodology and training resources for reference data usage and mapping, and compliance validation and certification services.
  •  Influence over priorities in the creation and development of those services and resources through participation in the project steering group, proportionate to the funding contribution.
  •  A package of pre-paid services as a short-term reward for early funding of their development. These services are proportionate to the funding contribution.

In May 2011, the Phase 1 implementation was kicked off with committed funding from charter members, full sponsors (BP, EPIM, RosEnergoAtom, Black & Veatch, CCC, and VNIIAES) and supplementary subscribers (Woodside, Bechtel, and Hatch).
Thanks to these early charter members, the project has almost half of the required funding committed for the three years planned. And as of September 2011, since starting work in May 2011, Phase 1 work has resulted in tangible deliverables including:

  • A prototype “end-point” implementation for web-publication of the existing PCA RDL content
  • The first version of the JORD Methodology
  • Extended access of the end-point content to iRING and other projects
  • Work to ensure that the content and service delivery platform is neutral, cost effective, and fully scalable

Look for opportunities to see continued progress at meetings and conferences that will be held 2012.