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ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: March 29, 2011

Location: Offices of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC, USA

In attendance:

  • Asad Ali, ACM (alternate)
  • Geoff Bilder, (interim ORCID staff)
  • Amy Brand, Harvard
  • Raym Crow, consultant (afternoon)
  • Martin Fenner, Hannover
  • Thomas Hickey, OCLC (arrived 11:15 AM)
  • Veronique Kiermer, NPG (alternate)
  • David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters
  • Michelle Lin, Thomson Reuters (counsel)
  • Salvatore Mele, CERN
  • Ed Pentz, CrossRef
  • Howard Ratner, NPG
  • Bernard Rous, ACM
  • Chris Shillum, Elsevier
  • MacKenzie Smith, MIT
  • Craig Van Dyck, Wiley
  • Simeon Warner, Cornell

By phone:

  • Liz Allen, Wellcome Trust
  • Jackie Ewenstein, ORCID counsel (afternoon)
  • Karen Hunter, Elsevier (alternate)
  • Kei Kurakawa, NII (alternate)
  • Brian Wilson, Thomson Reuters (alternate)

Summary:

The major issues discussed at this meeting were ORCID’s Travel Reimbursement Policy for Board members, Directors and Officers insurance, ongoing outreach and sponsorship efforts, the Mellon-funded business feasibility study, and Phase 1 development of the ORCID system.


Motions Passed:

  • Approve minutes of the January 14, 2011 meeting (13 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • Approve purchase of Travelers’ Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance Policy -$2.5 million in coverage, $2,576 annual premium, includes basic employee liability (13 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • Approve 2011 Travel Reimbursement Policy as revised above (13 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
  • Approve up to $5,000 toward funding professionally authored, customizable prospectus, ideally for completion by end of April (14 aye, 0 nay,0 abstain)
  • Approval to develop license based on RID IP terms as provided (13 aye, 0 nay, 1 abstain). Jackie and Howard to consult closely with subgroup consisting of Ed, Chris, and Simeon. (Dave and Michelle to represent TR.)
  • Approve phase 1 development plan to consist of researcher-controlled single registration system (with proxy registration capabilities) based on RID code, with features to be detailed by Geoff in a paper to be provided to the Board; implementation within six months of securing freelance development staff (13 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)