ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 20 May 2015

Meeting Location: Universidade de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

In Attendance:

  • Liz Allen
  • Micah Altman
  • Jonas Gilbert
  • Thom Hickey
  • Veronique Kiermer
  • Kei Kurakawa (NII alternate)
  • Salvatore Mele
  • Ed Pentz (Chair)
  • Bernie Rous
  • Juan Ruiz (TR alternate)
  • Chris Shillum
  • Marta Soler
  • Craig Van Dyck (Treasurer)
  • Simeon Warner

Non-Voting Attendees:

  • Josh Brown
  • Matthew Buys
  • Jackie Ewenstein (ext. counsel)
  • Laure Haak (Secretary, ex officio)
  • Liz Krznarich
  • Alice Meadows
  • Nobuko Miyairi
  • Angel Montenegro
  • Laura Paglione
  • Lilian Pessoa
  • Rob Peters
  • Will Simpson
  • Claudia Soriano
  • Cat Wilmers
  • Doug Wright

Summary: The Executive Director introduced ORCID Directors, who introduced new staff and contractors in attendance, the hiring of whom was supported by an award from the Helmsley Trust.. The Board discussed the preceding Outreach meeting, hosted by Universidade de Barcelona.  Staff presented the first quarter review of activities. Treasurer reviewed 1Q financials and staff presented on 2015 renewals and 2016 renewals plan.  Audit and Nominations committees provided updates. Board had focused strategic discussions on communications, membership, technical development, and partnerships.  Based on new financial outlook and level of staff support, Board decided to reduce the number of Board meetings to 3 in-person and no teleconferences, and agreed to 2016 Board meetings in London, Sao Paulo, and Washington DC.

Motions Passed:

MOTION: Approve minutes of last meeting.  VOTE: Unanimous.