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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)


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)