ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: November 22, 2011

Location: Teleconference


In attendance:

  • Liz Allen, Wellcome Trust
  • Geoff Bilder, Interim ORCID staff
  • Amy Brand, Harvard
  • Jackie Ewenstein, ORCID counsel (left call after BWG discussion)
  • Martin Fenner, Hannover
  • Thomas Hickey, OCLC
  • Karen Hunter, Elsevier (alternate)
  • Veronique Kiermer, NPG (alternate; joined call late)
  • David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters
  • Salvatore Mele, CERN
  • Ed Pentz, CrossRef
  • Howard Ratner, NPG (chair)
  • Chris Shillum, Elsevier (left call temporarily)
  • Hideaki Takeda, NII
  • Craig Van Dyck, Wiley
  • Simeon Warner, Cornell
  • Brian Wilson, Thomson Reuters (alternate)



  • Diane Geraci, MIT
  • Bernard Rous, ACM

Motions passed:

  • MOTION: To approve minutes of the September 15, 2011 meeting. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • MOTION: To approve minutes from the October 10, 2011 telephone meeting (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • MOTION: To approve and formalize the interview committee, Howard (chair), Liz, Bernie, Craig and Simeon, to engage in recruiting and vetting of the Executive Director candidates. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • MOTION: To select and hire an Executive Director as follows: The interview committee will circulate to the Board a full list of candidates and identify the subset to be interviewed. The Board will have one week (five working days) to review and provide feedback. The interview committee will then choose a final candidate and inform the Board. The Board will then vote on the final candidate. The Board also grants the interview committee right to negotiate the candidate’s compensation consistent with the operating plan set forth in the Mellon-funded report prepared by Raym Crow which estimates the Executive Director’s compensation to be between $150-$200K, not including benefits. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)