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PESC | GEO CODE | Global Education Organization Code List Directory

Free, Open & Standardized Code Directory

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​​Benefits of

PESC  GEO CODE


Improves Data Quality & Integrity

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Decreases Risk of Fraud & Abuse

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Streamlines Processing & Faster 

Delivery  of Student Data & Results

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Optimizes Efficiency of

Transfer & Articulation Processes


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Provides Developers a Trusted Solution

as Institution or Source Code is Needed

in Nearly Every Application & System


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GEO Code is Free,

Unlike Other Services Which Are

Provided on a Subscription-Paid Basis


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GEO Code is Designed 

with an Open Architecture Using 

Standardized Web Services 

& Protocols


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GEO Code is Proven and Trusted

As Institutions & Organizations

Are Already Using the

PESC GEO Code in Production 

Processing Thousands of Files


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Overview of
PESC GEO CODE


Guiding Principles


PESC GEO Code serves a specific purpose – delivery & data exchange destination information – and does not imply any validity, accreditation, legal status or other official standing.  For all guiding principles, please visit the GEO Code User Group page.   


​>>   WHAT ISPESC GEO CODE?


GEO CODE is a 'look-up' service offered & operated by PESC & directly managed by PESC Members. The foundation of the service is a directory 'look up' server listing active and inactive institutions, including historical data, additional demographic and identifier data.  Countries currently listed:


- 125+ countries as of April 22, 2019.



>>   HOW DID GEO CODE START?


GEO CODE began as a project of PESC's Global Data Mobility User Group (the GDM launched at Spring 2016 Data Summit). At the first GDM meeting, the need for a single institution code set surfaced as one of the highest priorities.  With today's technological innovation, and open, transparent collaboration (the cornerstone of PESC's foundation and guiding principle) and having finally reached the tipping point whereby most experts agree that such a code set is not only needed, but now impacts data quality, cost and fraud, all contribute to the conclusion that such a list is now a necessity. 



>>    WHO IS INVOLVED WITH GEO CODE?


GEO CODE is currently in proof of concept phase and includes a growing number of countries. While a directory is currently being built, added on to, and maintained, the University of Southern California has integrated components of this service as a PILOT into production.​  PESC has also partnered with AACRAO, Educational Credential Evaluators and the Groningen Declaration Network.



>>   HOW IS GEO CODE GOVERNED?


The GEO CODE User Group established a Steering Committee in 2017 at the Spring 2017 Data Summit, ultimately governed by the PESC Board of Directors, to administer more direct management, oversight and strategic planning of GEO CODE. The Steering Committee is made up of nine (9) PESC Member representatives, is diverse, representing the various sectors across education, is semi-autonomous, and is responsible for the overall management of GEO CODE.



>>   THE CURRENT STATUS OF GEO CODE?


GEO CODE is in proof of concept phase and is being piloted by the University of Southern California and IERF.  This proof of concept entails establishment of a unique Global Education Code using seven (7) digits:

- Two (2) digit ISO country code, plus
- Five (5) digit automated, alphanumeric code


To test this approach and underlying methodology, the User Group is assigning this unique Global Institution Code to institutions as it adds and enters them into the directory. The University of Southern California has already integrated components of this service into production as a pilot.​



>>   HOW MUCH DOES GEO CODE COST?


GEO CODE is still in development stage and therefore, no service is available at this time.  The User Group envisions availability sometime in 2018. As a driving principle and in alignment with PESC’s mission, use of the Global Education Code will be free and open to the education community.



>>   HOW DO I GET INVOLVED W/ GEO CODE?


The GEO CODE User Group, now in partnership with AACRAO and the Groningen Declaration Network, is open to its Signatories and delegates free of charge (previously the User Group was limited to PESC Members).  


There are three main ways to participate:


1) contribute a list and/or help improve the list with updates and corrections


2) participate in quarterly community conference calls to stay informed


3) endorse or partner with PESC


Please join the User Group's Community calls held every quarter.  For more information, please contact the PESC office.







PESC | GEO CODE | Global Education Organization Code List Directory
PESC | GEO CODE | Global Education Organization Code List Directory
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Global Education Organization (GEO) Code
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Global Education Organization (GEO) Code


>> PESC GEO Code  <<

AACRAO Presentation 

April 3, 2019



PESC GEO CODE

Access &

digital look-up of 

codes & identifiers


Enabling

trusted, global

automation & links



PESC | GEO CODE | Global Education Organization Code List Directory

​​View the Directory

​G E O C O D E . P E S C . O R G ​​

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P E S C  G E O  C O D E


​is a free, open and standardized directory 

of codes & identifiers for institutions 

and education organizations.



​G E O C O D E . P E S C . O R G




Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Global Education Organization (GEO) Code
PESC | GEO CODE | Global Education Organization Code List Directory
Governance​​
PESCGEO CODE 


is governed by a
PESC User Group &

Steering Committee.


For more information on the 

User Group or Steering Committee,

please visit the 
PESC GEO CODE User Group Page.



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How You Can Use

PESC GEO CODE


  • Integrate PESC GEO Code into your applications & automated processes
  • Lookup & use PESC GEO Code
  • Reference PESC GEO Code in application development
  • Add PESC GEO Code to other data & code sets and standards
  • ​Setup a PESC GEO Code User Account



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PESC GEO CODE

GLOBAL EDUCATION ORGANIZATION CODE