Dryad Consortium Management Board: First meeting May 2009

The first meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board was held May 21-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, NC. Representatives from over a dozen journals met to launch and plan for the future of the consortium. Topics discussed included board governance, repository sustainability, the Joint Data Archiving Policy, intellectual property, repository policy, interactions with journals and other repositories, repository software development plans, and community engagement.

Attendees included:

•    William Michener* (Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, Ecology)
•    Allen Moore* (Journal of Evolutionary Biology)
•    Mohamed Noor (Evolution)
•    Rod Page (Systematic Biology)
•    Michelle Tseng (Evolutionary Applications)
•    Marcy Uyenoyama* (Molecular Biology and Evolution)
•    Tim Vines* (Molecular Ecology)
•    Michael Whitlock* (American Naturalist)
•    Derek Wildman (Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)
•    Harold Heatwole (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology)
•    Pete Wagner (Journal of Paleontology, Paleobiology)
•    Marcel Holyoak (Ecology Letters)
•    Scott Baker (Journal of Heredity)
•    Erica Fleishman (Conservation Biology)
•    John A Allen (Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

*=Executive Committee members

A summary of the meeting is available. The next meeting will be held Dec. 14 & 15, 2009, in London, UK, further information available here. Journals & editors interested in joining the Board and guiding the growth of data archiving and the development of Dryad should contact Todd Vision,  Associate Director for Informatics, The US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.

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