We received 25 applications to join the ORCID Board of Directors for a three-year term starting in January 2019. The applications reflected the global nature of ORCID, with nominations from ORCID members in Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Asia.
Candidate Selection Process
The Nominating Committee works to balance a number of objectives when developing the slate. Their overarching aim was to recommend candidates who are driven by the ORCID mission and are able to contribute to ORCID’s development, through their personal and organizational knowledge and networks of influence. The committee also was keen to ensure the Board was diverse - in terms of skills, geographic location, organizational representation, and gender. And, the committee ensured that the Board, as per our bylaws, remains majority non-profit.
Voting Procedures for ORCID Board of Directors Elections
Elections will be held online via a secure voting web page. The named voting contacts at all ORCID member organizations in good standing as of October 8, 2018 will be sent details about how to vote -- either online or in person at an ORCID Members webinar on December 7, 2018, where we will count ballots and announce the results. For the election to be valid, at least 10% of eligible members must participate.
Want to know more? Here are additional details about Board elections.