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ORCID Board Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: 5-6 October 2016

Meeting Location: Washington DC, US

In Attendance:

  • Micah Altman
  • Patricia Brennan
  • Thom Hickey
  • Rick Ikeda
  • Veronique Kiermer
  • Robert Kiley
  • Salvatore Mele
  • Ed Pentz (Chair)
  • Bernie Rous
  • Chris Shillum
  • Simeon Warner
  • Edward Wates (Treasurer)

Not in Attendance:

  • Daniel Forsman
  • Marta Soler
  • Hideaki Takeda

Non-Voting Attendees:

  • Josh Brown
  • Jackie Ewenstein (external counsel)
  • Laure Haak (ex officio and Secretary)
  • Claudia Soriano
  • Laura Paglione
  • Alice Meadows
  • Rob Peters
  • Doug Wright


Summary: The Board reviewed 2-3Q activities of the organization, and staff presented team reports for Operations, Membership, Technology, and Community Engagement & Support.  The Audit committee reviewed the final report from the auditor and noted that no material items need to be addressed. The Nominating Committee explained the recommendation and review process, and presented the slate for the 2017 Board election.  The Treasurer reviewed 2Q financials and noted transition to new staff and a new accounting firm in 3Q.  The Treasurer and the Executive Director presented the 2017 budget proposal, and reviewed out-year projections through to 2021 which include a loan repayment schedule. The Board decided to constitute a Membership and Fees committee, to include members of the Board and the community, to review our fee structure; and a task force to review our investment policies for our mandated 3-month cash reserve. The Board reviewed a proposal for an organization identifier working group.  Crossref provided an update on the auto-update process, and staff reviewed status of publisher and funder requirements for ORCID iDs.  Staff presented a draft strategic plan, and progress on the THOR project, on which ORCID is a partner.  The Trust Working Group reported on progress, and the launch of the program.

Motions Passed:

MOTION: Approve minutes of May meeting.  VOTE: All in favor.

MOTION: To recommend the approval of the 2017 Board slate presented by the NomCom, as follows:

●      Patricia Brennan (Clarivate Analytics) – 2nd term

●      Andrew Cormack (Jisc)

●      Richard de Grijs (Peking University) – non-member researcher

●      Daniel Hook (Digital Science)

●      Linda O’Brien (Griffith University and Australian Consortium)

●      Chris Shillum (Elsevier) – 2nd term

VOTE: All in favor.  Abstaining: CS and PB.

MOTION: To approve 2017 Budget proposal.  VOTE: All in favor.  Abstaining: RI and CS.

MOTION: to formally recognize Hideaki Takeda, Marta Soler, and Daniel Forsman for their service to the ORCID Board, and invite them to continue to participate in ORCID activities.