Chair (2020 – 2022, second term) Griffith University (AU)
Linda is Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence within Griffith Business School’s Department of Business Strategy and Innovation. She has extensive experience in executive leadership and management with particular expertise in data, technology and digital transformation. She has published and presented nationally and internationally in her field, and contributed to the development of the global research information infrastructure as a Director of ORCID, an international Board with directors from both the private and public IT, information and research sector.
What brought Linda to, and keeps her passionate about ORCID is the enormous potential to inter-connect the research ecosystem to drive research accessibility and impact, while significantly reducing administrative burden of researchers.
(2021-2023) Executive Director, Canadian Research Knowledge Network
As Executive Director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Clare Appavoo leads a team of 25 in the delivery to Canada’s university libraries of $135M of licensed digital content annually while also providing digitization of, access to and preservation of Canadian heritage content for researchers and the public. Previously, she was the North American Sales Director for an academic monograph supplier. She has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of SCOAP3. In collaboration with other members of the Canadian research infrastructure community, she contributed to the development of the ORCID Canada consortium.
(2021-2023) Program Director, UK Research and Innovation
Paul Gemmill has had a varied career since the late 1980s ranging across the public, private and voluntary sectors, dedicated since the early 2000s to the public sector and research. He is now the Director of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Reforming our Business programme with a focus on releasing researchers and innovators from unnecessary bureaucratic burdens. He studied modern history at the University of Oxford and later augmented my skills through an MBA from London Business School. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, recognising his contributions to the biological sciences in the UK through his work at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and The Pirbright Institute (previously the Institute for Animal Health).
(2020 – 2022) Researcher member (JP)
Dr. Yuko Harayama is an Executive Director charged of international affairs at RIKEN. Prior to joining RIKEN, she spent five years at the Cabinet Office of Japan as an Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, two years at the OECD as the Deputy Director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, and ten years at the Graduate School of Engineering of Tohoku University as a Professor of Management Science and Technology.
She is a Legion D’Honneur recipient (Chevalier) and was awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Neuchâtel. She holds a Ph.D. in education sciences and a Ph.D. in economics, both from the University of Geneva.
(2021-2023) Professor & Coordinator for LISI, U Illinois Library
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor as well as Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and Affiliate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was previously the Library Instruction Coordinator and Assistant/Associate Professor at Illinois State University and a faculty Reference Librarian at Parkland (Community) College. Lisa currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board and has previously served as President of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on scholarly communications, publishing, copyright literacy, the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning.
(2020 – 2022, second term) Digital Science (UK)
Daniel is CEO at Digital Science. Daniel has held many positions within Digital Science since joining the business four years ago as co-founder of Symplectic, one of Digital Science’s first portfolio companies. Most recently, he has served as Director of Research Metrics, whilst also acting as interim COO of portfolio company, Figshare. Daniel was a PhD student in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London before he joined Digital Science.
In his free time Daniel continues to play an active role in theoretical physics research. His interests include PT-Symmetric quantum theory, quantum statistical mechanics and complex network theory.
(2021-2023) Chief, High Performing Computing and Informatics, NIH
Dr. Calvin Johnson (Operations Research) serves as Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS), Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health. He provides guidance and expertise on natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, artificial intelligence, “big data,” and predictive analytics toward the mission of ORIS, which is to provide data and reporting support for the management of NIH grants. Previously, he served for many years as the Chief of the High-Performance Computing and Informatics Office in the NIH Center for Information Technology’s Office of Intramural Research, supporting intramural NIH investigators through expertise in state-of-the-art data science arising in biomedical research.
(2019-2021, second term) PLOS (US)
Véronique Kiermer is the Chief Scientific Officer at PLOS, the Public Library of Science, where she oversees the editorial department and the development of services, products and policies to promote open science. Before joining PLOS in 2015, she was Executive Editor and Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing Group. In that capacity she oversaw editorial and research integrity policies across the Nature journals. She started her career in publishing in 2004 as the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods.
Véronique has a PhD in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Before moving into publishing, she did postdoctoral work on HIV transcription in the laboratory of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, and worked on gene therapy projects in the biotechnology industry in the Bay Area. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keystone Symposia and ORCID, and on the steering committee of PREreview.
(2019-2021, second term) Wellcome Trust (UK)
Robert Kiley is Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust where he is responsible for developing and implementing a new open research strategy. Over the past decade, Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of the Trust’s open access policy and overseeing the development of the Europe PubMed Central repository. Robert also acts as the Trust’s point of contact for eLife, the open-access research journal, launched in 2012 with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, and more recently championed the work to create a new open publishing platform for Wellcome researchers – Wellcome Open Research.
Robert is a qualified librarian and an Associate Member of CILIP. Robert also acts as a Director on the ORCID Board
(2021-2023, second term) Springer Nature (UK)
Alison Mitchell is Chief Journals Officer for the international publisher, Springer Nature. The journal’s portfolio contains almost 3,000 titles covering a range of subjects–from the life, physical and applied sciences, to medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences. The portfolio contains a number of prestigious brands including Nature Research, BMC, Springer and Palgrave Macmillan.
Alison started her career as a researcher studying the molecular biology of genetic recombination at the ICRF Clare Hall Laboratories in Hertfordshire, UK. After her PhD, Alison made the jump to science publishing working first as an editor on the international weekly journal of science, Nature, and then as the launch Chief Editor for Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. Since then she has held various editorial and publishing roles within the Nature Publishing Group and, following the merger with Springer Science & Business Media in 2015, within Springer Nature. She has been Chief Journals Officer since October 2019.
(2020-2022), Royal Society Te Apārangi (NZ)
I joined the ORCID Board after being encouraged to do so by the New Zealand ORCID Advisory committee. I have been on the New Zealand committee for three years to provide an indigenous, Māori perspective. In New Zealand, we have a number of policies that aim to include the Māori ‘voice’ so as to develop policy and processes that benefit all citizens as well as to acknowledge the ‘tangata whenua’, or first peoples. As a person with strong connections to my tribal group of Ngāi Tahu, with whom I have many roles and responsibilities, it is important that such views can be expressed in research organizations and infrastructures like ORCID.
My particular interest is in how new technologies, and in particular data, benefit or disempower indigenous people – either in NZ or globally. This is through my research and focus in a 10-year science and technology program, where I am the Māori knowledge leader. Through this, I have become an advisor to the Global Indigenous Data Alliance, and am on the IEEE working party for the provenance of Indigenous people’s data. ORCID has an opportunity to contribute to this developing field, although it is early days still.
I lead a very busy life fulfilling my community and academic roles. My passion is to make a difference for our future generations.
(2021-2023, second term) UNISA (ZA)
Dr. Daisy Selematsela (Information and Knowledge Management) is the Executive Director Library & Information Services at the University of South Africa (UNISA) with 27 years’ experience in the Higher Education Sector and the National System of Innovation. A Professor of Practice of Knowledge Management of the University of Johannesburg, she has been instrumental in championing the Open Access Mandate and Research Data Management in the South.
Her role in academic citizenship involves board memberships of not for profit organizations and serving on the Board of Directors of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Science Council) and ORCID.
On the national level she is a Board Member of ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa), SANLiC (South African National Licensing Consortium) and the Chairperson Elect of CHELSA (Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa). She previously served on the Board of the National Library of South Africa and Council of the National Archives of South Africa.
Secretary of the Board (ex officio), ORCID (US)
Stephanie supports and streamlines ORCID’s operations and events. Before joining ORCID, she was the International Program Associate at the Council of American Ambassadors. Prior to that, Stephanie served as a research analyst in governmental and political organizations. She graduated from Villanova University with honors and majored in Political Science.
ORCID Executive Director (ex officio), ORCID (US)
With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris brings to ORCID his deep expertise in product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, technological advances, and increasing expectations from users and customers. He previously held a number of leadership positions at Elsevier, and has served on the boards of Crossref, ORCID, the International DOI Foundation and the National Information Standards Organization. Outside work, Chris enjoys travel, music and movies..