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== Sustainability Committee ==
== Sustainability Committee ==
* Mary Klein, Former President and CEO of NatureServe
* Donald Hobern, Global Biodiversity Information Facility
* Donald Hobern, Global Biodiversity Information Facility
* Barbara Thiers, New York Botanical Garden
* Barbara Thiers, New York Botanical Garden

Revision as of 16:49, 14 September 2020

Definition and Role of the External Advisory Board (EAB)

An external advisory board, whose membership will be subject to approval by NSF’s cognizant program official, will meet at least once a year and provide written and verbal advice to iDigBio on its activities, including progress and integration of digitization projects, research, education and outreach activities among all funded institutions, and provide advice on strategic directions, management policies and sustainability. It is anticipated that board members will serve for 2-3 years and have expertise in scientific research and/or sustainability of biological infrastructure.

  1. Board members with scientific backgrounds will represent areas of research that use natural history collection specimen-based data, such as systematics, ecology, conservation, ecosystem science, paleontology, evolution, and agriculture.
  2. Board members knowledgeable about sustaining biological infrastructure will have experience in areas such as strategic planning, communicating with stakeholders, and development of business models that can lead to the long-term sustainability of iDigBio and the national digitization effort.

EAB Meeting Remote Access for Invited Participants

  1. Read the iDigBio Web Conferencing Wiki Page to help get you started.
  2. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to you via email.

External Advisory Board Members


  • Neil Cobb, Northern Arizona University

Data Use Committee

  • Thomas Orrell, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
  • Linda S. Ford, Harvard University
  • Jason Knouft, Saint Louis University (Chair)

Sustainability Committee

  • Donald Hobern, Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Barbara Thiers, New York Botanical Garden

External Advisory Board Meetings

October 1, 2019

October 1, 2018

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2016

November 4, 2015

October 27, 2014

April 4, 2014

March 22, 2013

April 5, 2012