ORCID Board members are elected for three-year terms on a staggered schedule, so every year, we hold elections to appoint new members to the board. All ORCID members are eligible to nominate representatives to serve as ORCID Directors. Two Researcher Board Director seats are also reserved for practicing scholars, irrespective of their affiliation. This year, we are looking to fill up to 6 board seats, including one researcher seat. If you are applying for the researcher seat, please use this researcher board form to apply for the position.

This year, the Nominating Committee will be looking for candidates who:

• Work in organizations which support research, associations, university research services, or research technology 

• Have experience with: 
   ◦ risk management, with legal, privacy, and/or IT focus.
   ◦ financial management skills and business modeling, with an interest in serving as Treasurer in the future
   ◦ advocacy in research communities on behalf of ORCID, in particular through networks in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to complete the Board composition in light of ORCID’s global footprint
   ◦ in-depth understanding of the arts, or humanities, and social sciences research communities, and their relevant needs

All applications received will be reviewed by the ORCID Nominating Committee (NomCom), chaired by Veronique Kiermer. Please see the ORCID website for full details of the Elections Process and the Nominating Committee charter.

NomCom will develop a slate based on member recommendations, taking into account the skills and regions noted above as well as all and non-profit status requirements established in the ORCID bylaws.

New Board Directors will serve for a period of three years, starting from January 1, 2022 (the first Board meeting will be in February 2022). They are expected to attend all board meetings -- currently there are 5 virtual meetings a year; pre-COVID, there were 3 in-person meetings a year -- and to play an active role in ORCID activities during the course of their term. To help achieve our goal of broad representation across sectors and regions, we established a Board Meeting Attendance Fund to reduce financial barriers to participation in Board governance. For more information about ORCID governance, please see the Board Charter. Annual reports and other governance information is available on our Governance web page.

You may self-nominate or nominate a colleague by completing the Nominations form below. If you are unable to complete this online form, please send your responses to nominations@orcid.org.

Nominations must be received by 9 August 2021.

If you have specific questions about board service or the nominations process, you can email NomCom Chair Veronique Kiermer directly (nominations@orcid.org).