Executive Committee Subcommittees

The ISB Executive Committee has the following subcommittees and members listed below.


IT Infrastructure

Description: Responsible for ensuring the infrastructure required for the running of the Society is in place and fully operational. This includes, but is not limited to the:

  • Website (infrastructure)
  • Membership database
  • Membership renewal pipeline – including posting of renewal reminders
  • Mailing lists
  • GitHub issue tracker

Committee members are additionally responsible for monitoring, and responding to, issues raised in GitHub. Membership normally restricted to members of the EC.

2018/19 subcommittee members:


Training Committee

Description: Responsible for any training activities undertaken by the Society, and for liaising with organizations such as GOBLET and Elixir TeSS. Membership normally restricted to members of the EC.

2018/19 subcommittee members:


Outreach and Communication

Description:  Responsible for producing and distributing information about the Society to existing and potential members and other interested parties such as funding bodies, journals and the media. This includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for the:

Membership normally restricted to members of the EC. The EC may choose to appoint an Outreach Officer who will work with this committee to implement its objectives.

2018/19 subcommittee members:

Outreach Officer: Fiona McCarthy


Awards Committee

Description:  Convened annually to organize the nomination and final selection of awards made by the Society at the annual conference. EC appointees will select and invite committee members but these will all be non-members of the EC.

2018/19 subcommittee members:

  • Sylvain Poux
  • Frederic Bastian
  • Zhang Zhang, Beijing
  • Terri Attwood, University of Manchester
  • Jean-Philippe Gourdine, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Suzanna Lewis,Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Retired)
  • Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Eleanor Williams, Cambridge

Election Committee

Description:  Convened annually to work with the Election Officer to organize the nomination and final selection of candidates for election to the EC by membership vote. EC appointees will select and invite committee members but these will all be non-members of the EC.


Travel/Exchange Fellowship Committee

Description:  Convened when required to advertise fellowships and select the eventual winners of the awards. Membership normally restricted to members of the EC.

2018/19 subcommittee members:


Conference coordination committee

Description:  This committee has the dual role of interfacing with the local organizing committee of the next Biocuration conference, as well coordinating efforts to encourage applications to host future Biocuration conferences.

2018/19 subcommittee members: 

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