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 applications

The board is currently looking for new members. Interested in being part of DataCite's governance? Please complete the application form and participate in the elections that will take place on April 1.

Board members

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John Chodacki (President)

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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Adam Farquhar (Deputy 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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Marco Marsella (Treasurer)

Marco Marsella is Senior Advisor Global Information System at FAO, where he contributes to the design of the system and the promotion of DOIs in the Plant Genetic Resources community.

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Mike Frame

Mike Frame is Chief Scientific Data Integration and Visualization at USGS. He participates in a number of interagency cyberinfrastructure, data integration, and scientific activities. He is also Adjunct Professor at the U. of Tennessee.

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Mark Hahnel

Mark Hahnel is the founder of figshare, a repository where users can make all of their research outputs citable, shareable and discoverable. He has a PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London.

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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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Adrian Burton

Dr Adrian Burton is Director of Data Policy and Services at the Australian Research Data Cloud which is a government funded research infrastructure for data, cloud, and tools. He has been involved in the leadership of a number of national infrastructure initiatives such as the Australian National Data Service and the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories. He is active in a number of global research infrastructure collaborations (eg around global persistent identifiers, data-publication linking, and data discovery) through the Research Data Alliance and other international fora.

contact the board

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