DataCite Board


Along with DataCite’s members, the Executive Board is the governing body of the association. The Executive Board consists of a President, four Vice Presidents (one of them being the Deputy President) and a Treasurer. One member of the Executive Board is an ex-officio representative of the Business Office. Members of the Executive Board are elected by members at the annual General Assembly and serve for a period of two years.

Board members

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Adam Farquhar (President)

Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library, where he focuses on establishing services for scholars and researchers that take full advantage of the possibilities that digital collections present.

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Karen Morgenroth (Deputy President)

Karen Morgenroth is Manager of Information Management Operations at the National Research Council Canada, where her teams focus on digital information management, repositories and open government initiatives.

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John Chodacki

John Chodacki is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, development, and operational management of the California Digital Library’s digital curation group, UC3 (University of California Curation Center).

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Salvatore Mele

Salvatore Mele is head of Open Access at CERN, where he co-architected the SCOAP3 initiative. His team develops solutions for Open Data and runs INSPIRE, a global Open Access digital library for High-Energy Physics.

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Irina Sens (ex-officio)

Irina Sens is the Deputy Director at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). She led the German project “Registration of Scientific primary data” and was responsible for the introduction of DOI.

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Wilma van Wezenbeek

Wilma van Wezenbeek is the director of TU Delft Library, a strong advocate for Open Access, Open Research, and fair research data management. TU Delft Library works together with Surfsara and DANS in RDNL.

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