ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 25 March 2014

Location:  Teleconference.

In Attendance:

  • Liz Allen
  • Micah Altman
  • Thom Hickey
  • Veronique Kiermer
  • Salvatore Mele
  • Ed Pentz (Chair)
  • Bernie Rous
  • Lisa Schiff (BSG co-chair)
  • Chris Shillum
  • Marta Soler Gallart
  • Craig van Dyck (Treasurer)
  • Simeon Warner

Non Voting Attendees:

  • Rebecca Bryant
  • John Carroll (alternate, non-voting)
  • Jackie Ewenstein (counsel)
  • Laure Haak (ex officio, Secretary)
  • Laura Paglione
  • Howard Ratner (ex officio)
  • Claudia Soriano

Summary: The Board reviewed financials for January and February, discussed cash flow, member pipeline, and recruitment effort launched by ExCo.  The Board heard a presentation from the Technical Steering Group’s (TSG) Working Group on Multiple Assertions, on its final recommendations and implementation plan, including a discussion of the “claims store”.  The technical road map includes items that are foundational to a claims store, but can be worked on independently, such as user messaging and grouping of objects.   TSG will continue to provide oversight on these objectives. The Nominating Committee presented candidates for the Board seat vacated by Harvard University. The Board will vote for replacement at its May meeting.   The Board then moved to a detailed discussion of member models and multi-year discounts, led by the Business Steering Group (BSG).  The Board agreed that the current pricing model should continue, but with more information on usage of API credentials and on technical support provided by ORCID.  The Board approved a discount on multi-year agreements.   Staff provided updates on Outreach and Technical activities, and discussed locations for 2015 /16 Board meetings. Legal Counsel noted that ORCID’s privacy policy and Registry website is now TrustE certified.  

Motions Passed:

MOTION: To approve minutes from January Board meeting.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

MOTION: To offer a 5% discount on 3-year memberships.  VOTE: Unanimous.