On behalf of the Board, I wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution Laure Haak has made in building ORCID to what it is today. With confidence in the organization and the team, Laure will be directing her energy and skills to founding her own company. Laure is the founding Executive Director of ORCID and has dedicated the last eight years to building it from an idea into a reality. Her passion, dedication, and knowledge of all things ORCID are legendary.
Laure has taken ORCID on an amazing journey to a point where it is now a key component of the international research ecosystem—a more than impressive achievement. There is global and cross-disciplinary adoption of ORCID by researchers and implementation by funders, publishers, research institutions, and technology platforms. ORCID is fully supported by its member community, has reached financial stability, and has processes that ensure transparency and resiliency for years to come.
Laure has built an outstanding team of Directors who will, together with the Board, ensure that we don’t miss a beat as we seek out another outstanding candidate to take ORCID through its next stage of development. I will be working closely with the Board, Laure, and the team on transition arrangements and we will provide further details before the end of May.
The ORCID Board has no doubt she will continue to make amazing contributions in whatever she chooses to do. We wish her every success in her new endeavours.
Chair, ORCID Board