ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 21 July 2014

Location: Teleconference

In Attendance:

  • Liz Allen
  • Patricia Brennan
  • Jonas Gilbert
  • Veronique Kiermer
  • Ed Pentz (Chair)
  • Howard Ratner
  • Bernie Rous
  • Chris Shillum
  • Marta Soler Gallart
  • Hideaki Takeda
  • Simeon Warner
  • Craig van Dyck (Treasurer)

Non-voting attendees:

  • Josh Brown (ORCID EU)
  • Rebecca Bryant
  • Jackie Ewenstein (counsel)
  • Laure Haak (ex officio, Secretary)
  • Laura Paglione
  • Claudia Soriano

Summary:  The Board welcomed new member Jonas Gilbert and Nominating Committee Chair Liz Allen.  The Board reviewed 2Q financials, and preliminary 2015/16 budget proposals. The Business Steering Group reported on its effort to develop a list of candidate member organizations, to both prove out the member model and to establish a list of contacts for further conversations.   The Technical Steering Group reported on progress to date against the 2014 technical plan, including a discussion about “round-trip” of metadata on published manuscripts.  There was general agreement that CrossRef should serve as proxy for publishers and post updates to ORCID records.   The Executive Director reported 2Q statistics on site traffic, registrations, and memberships, noting that ORCID has reached 800K registrants, and launched Korean language support.  Consortium memberships are in development, and would likely be finalized in 2015.   The Board reviewed 2015 priorities, heard staff updates on outreach and technical development, and had initial discussions about a legal and technical infrastructure for national agreements.   The Board recognized Howard Ratner’s contributions to ORCID as a co-founder, chair, and Board member, on this, his last board meeting.

Motions Passed:

MOTION: To approve minutes of May Board meeting. VOTE: Unanimous.

MOTION: Approve 2014/15 Nominating Committee members Bernie Rous, Patricia Brennan, Rosemary Feal, and Mark Hahnel.  VOTE: Unanimous.