ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 29 October 2013

Location: American Geophysical Union headquarters, Washington DC, USA

In attendance:

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

Non-voting attendees:

  • Rebecca Bryant (staff)
  • Eleese Bohannon-Scott (staff)
  • Jackie Ewenstein (counsel)
  • Laure Haak (ex officio)
  • Catalina Oyler (staff)
  • Laura Paglione (staff)
  • Rob Peters (staff)
  • Lisa Schiff (co-chair, BSG)

Summary:  The Board reviewed Registry usage metrics (325K as of the meeting date), integrations, and membership.  The Registry was launched in 4 new languages in August, funding organizations started to integrate ORCID identifiers into the grant application process in August, and universities started to create records in October. The Board discussed strategic goals for 2014.  The Board discussed and approved 2014 operating budget.  The Board reviewed and approved revised member agreements, national agreement pricing, and creation of an Authentication-only component of the public API.  The Nominating Committee reported on work to define slate for 2014 Board.  The Board reviewed Outreach activities, including Ambassador Program, planned meetings, and new materials. The Board reviewed Metadata Working Group recommendations and initial work of the Multiple Assertions Working Group. The Board reviewed Technical activities, including status of affiliations, integrator page and resources, and deprecation processes.

Motions Passed:

MOTION: To approve minutes from July meeting.  VOTE: Unanimous.

MOTION:  To have Executive Director negotiate an MOU with ISNI To focus on how to communicate the role of individual researchers in obtaining an identifier.  VOTE: Unanimous.

MOTION: To approve 2014 budget expenses as stated, with regular reforecasts during 2014. VOTE: Unanimous

MOTION: To approve guidance on National Membership, adding an entry-level national membership at $50K with a maximum of 10 tokens and a max fee based on country-level GDP.  VOTE: Unanimous.

MOTION:  To approve Adopter Agreement, with limitations on commercial use and right for ORCID to charge fees or throttle service.  VOTE:  12 for, 1 against.

MOTION: To approve the revised member agreements. VOTE: Unanimous.