ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: March 29, 2012

Location: Teleconference

In attendance:

  • Liz Allen, Wellcome Trust
  • Micah Altman, MIT
  • Geoff Bilder, Interim ORCID staff
  • Amy Brand, Harvard
  • Jackie Ewenstein, Legal Counsel
  • Martin Fenner, Hannover
  • Laure Haak, ORCID Executive Director
  • Thomas Hickey, OCLC
  • Karen Hunter, Elsevier (alternate)
  • David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters
  • Salvatore Mele, CERN
  • Ed Pentz, CrossRef
  • Howard Ratner, NPG (chair)
  • Bernard Rous, ACM
  • Chris Shillum, Elsevier
  • Hideaki Takeda, NII
  • Craig Van Dyck, Wiley
  • Simeon Warner, Cornell
  • Brian Wilson, Thomson Reuters (alternate)



The Board welcomed Micah Altman to the board as a representative for MIT; and Laure Haak, who will be starting as ORCID’s Executive Director on April 9, 2012. The board reviewed plans to recruit a full-time technical director, reviewed the budget and financials, got an update on the status of ORCID’s 1023 filing and COI policy, got an update on Outreach activities, and reviewed privacy recommendations.  The interim technical director provided an update on development and hosting plans including a demo of the system.

Motions Passed:

MOTION: To approve minutes of the January 18, 2012 meeting. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)
MOTION: The Board empowers the ED to engage an external party to perform a user experience review, and then convene a subgroup to review the recommendations. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain).
MOTION: The Board authorizes Geoff to proceed with adding fields for the collection of grant information (agency and grant number) as part of Phase 1.1. (12 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstain)