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ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 22 May 2013

Location:  Oxford University Press Board Room, Oxford, UK.

In Attendance:

  • Liz Allen
  • Micah Altman
  • Amy Brand
  • Thom Hickey
  • Dave Kochalko (phone)
  • Salvatore Mele
  • Ed Pentz (chair)
  • Howard Ratner (phone)
  • Bernie Rous
  • Chris Shillum (phone)
  • Hideaki Takeda
  • Craig van Dyck
  • Todd Vision
  • Simeon Warner

Non Voting Attendees:

  • Rebecca Bryant (staff)
  • Jackie Ewenstein (legal counsel)
  • Laure Haak (ex officio)
  • Laura Paglione (staff)


Summary:  Board discussed and approved amendment to bylaws allowing board participation by immediate past chairs. Executive Director presented on registry traffic and issued ORCID identifiers (220K+ unique visitors, over 140K registrations, and 50 members), Sloan grant proposal, and member pipeline.  Legal counsel advised that the IRS has approved our application for tax-exempt status under section 501c3 of the US tax code; this determination is effective to the date of ORCID incorporation in 2010.   Board reviewed 1Q financials and discussed business model, bridge funding, and established a baseline for cash reserves. Board discussed and approved the proposed national member model.  Director of Community presented status of outreach, including plans to launch an Ambassador’s program.   Board tasked Technical Steering Group with determining implementation strategy for Affiliations module, and with establishing a Working Group to discuss and determine high-level requirements for Multiple Assertions. Technical Director provided update on development achievements and planned features. Nominating Committee provided update on membership and activities.


Motions Passed:

MOTION: To amend the bylaws to allow the Board the option to extend the term and waive the affiliation requirement of the immediate past chair for 1 year as an ex officio non-voting member. VOTE: 9 in favor, 1 opposed.

MOTION: To approve minutes for March meeting. VOTE: 9 in favor, 1 abstention, 3 not on phone.

MOTION: To approve minutes for special May Board call. VOTE: 9 in favor, 1 abstention, 3 not on phone.

MOTION: Should ORCID cash reserves ever fall below 2 months or less of projected operating expenses, the Board will be notified immediately, and the Board shall meet to review financials and determine the appropriate course of action. VOTE: UNANIMOUS.

MOTION:  Approve the National Consortium pricing guidelines, so that ED is in a position to sign up any national consortia which are ready to sign up, but with the proviso that the national consortium pricing guidelines may be revised based on ongoing input from the market. ED to bring any deal to ExCo for discussion and approval.  VOTE: Unanimous