Board Meeting Summary


Meeting Date: May 19, 2011

Location: Harvard University, Cambridge MA


In attendance:

  • Liz Allen, Wellcome Trust
  • Amy Brand, Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication (minutes)
  • Jon Corson-Rikert, Cornell (alternate)
  • Jackie Ewenstein (counsel)
  • Martin Fenner, Hannover Medical School
  • Diane Geraci, MIT (alternate)
  • Thomas Hickey, OCLC (via phone)
  • David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters
  • Salvatore Mele, CERN
  • Howard Ratner, Nature Publishing Group (chair)
  • Bernard Rous, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Chris Shillum, Elsevier
  • MacKenzie Smith, MIT
  • Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics
  • Craig Van Dyck, Wiley (via phone)
  • Brian Wilson, Thomson Reuters (guest; TWG Chair)



The Board discussed a range of topics including: review of the Participant
Meeting, policy for travel related reimbursements, the establishment of an
ORCID bank account, Directors and Officers Insurance, legal considerations
when soliciting funds, tax filing, ongoing outreach plans, key partnerships, and
the ORCID development timeline.

Motion Passed:

  • Approve minutes of the March 29, 2011 meeting
  • To empower the Executive Committee to sign off on ORCID’s tax returns
  • To empower the Executive Committee to sign off on the Thomson Reuters Researcher ID agreement, after a 48 hour period for Board “red flag” review
  • To charge BWG, in discussion with TAG, to establish the set of criteria for defining a trusted source for the purposes of seeding the ORCID profile database in phase 1