Executive Committee Subcommittees

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.

2021-2022 subcommittee members:

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.

2021-2022 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)
  • Twitter
  • 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.

2021-2022 subcommittee members:

Biocuration Awards

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.

2021-2022 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.

2022 Nominating committee

  • Caio de Carvalho
  • Cristina Casals
  • Pratibha Gour
  • Pankaj Jaiswal
  • Sabrina Toro

2022 Election officer TBC

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:

Membership is restricted to members of the EC.

2021-2022 subcommittee members:

Conference coordination

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.

2021-2022 subcommittee members:

Standard operating procedure for ISB committees

SOP for ISB EC subcommittees and ISB affiliated committees



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