The ISB Executive Committee (EC) has the following subcommittees and members listed below.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Description: Composed of EC and non-EC members, the goal is to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Society and the broader community.
See the EDI webpage for committee members and more details.
2023-2024 committee members:
- Mary Ann Tuli (Chair)
- Pratibha Gour, PierianDx, New Delhi, India
- Rachael Huntley, SciBite, UK
- Flávia Virginio, Institute/Fundação Butantan, Brazil
- Tiago Lubiana, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Shirin Saverimuttu, SciBite, UK
- Yvonne Bradford, University of Oregon, USA
- Monica Munoz-Torres, University of Colorado, USA
- Roxanne Yamashita, NIH/NCBI, USA
- Alice Crowley, EMBL-EBI, UK (advisor)
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
Membership normally restricted to members of the EC.
2022-2023 subcommittee members:
Training, Outreach and Communication
Description: Responsible for any training and outreach activities undertaken by the Society. They will produce and distribute 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:
- Website (content)
- Publicity materials
Membership is 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.
2023-2024 subcommittee members:
- Frederique Lisacek (Chair)
- Sue Bello
- Federica Quaglia
- Raul Rodriguez-Esteban
- Luana Licata
- Mary Ann Tuli
- Sara Chuguranky
- Charlie Hoyt
- Marc E Gillespie
Description: Responsible for organizing the nomination candidates for annual and biannual biocuration awards to the EC by membership vote. Responsible for updating the criteria of the awards and providing information about the nomination and voting process on the award webpage. The final selection of these awards will be made by membership vote and announced at the annual AGM or international ISB conference. Membership is restricted to members of the EC; EC members cannot be nominated for an award.
2022-2023 subcommittee members:
Election of Executive Committee
Description: Nominating Committee will be 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. The EC will select and invite the Nominating Committee members. The Nominating Committee selects the Election Officer. Membership is restriced to ISB members and non-members of the EC.
The names of the Nominating Committee and Election Officer are provided on the EC election webpage.
Travel/Exchange Fellowship Awards
Description: Convened when required to advertise fellowships and select the eventual winners of the awards. This includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for the:
2021-2022 subcommittee members:
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.