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The Executive Board (EB) is the representative body for the Implementation Networks (IN). Members of the EB are proposed by the Stakeholder Forum and the composition is approved by the Steering Committee. EB members are often active in the INs, but this is not a requirement.

The role of the EB is to ensure that GO FAIR achieves its long-term goals as defined by the Steering Committee. It ensures that Implementation Networks are represented accurately and communicates structurally with GO FAIR’s International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO).

Furthermore, the Executive Board coordinates within and between the pillars: GO CHANGE, GO TRAIN and GO BUILD, to ensure maximum exchange of experiences and developments. These processes are supported and facilitated by the GFISCO.

The EB membership is intended to be balanced among the three GO FAIR pillars, the intention is to reach a total of nine members (three representatives per pillar). Provided the number of Active INs, the EB currently consists of five members. The total of nine members shall be reached by the end of 2019.

Initially, it is proposed that Erik Schultes (GFISCO International Science Coordinator) serves as the Secretary of the Executive Board.

Interim Executive Board members

NameRepresenting INPillar represented
Ronald Cornet, ChairRare DiseasesGO CHANGE
Suzanne Dumouchel, Vice ChairCO-OPERASGO CHANGE
Susanna-Assunta SansoneFAIR StRePoGO TRAIN
Peter KrakerDiscoveryGO BUILD
Odile HologneFood SystemsGO BUILD


Read the Executive Board Terms of Reference (link to a pdf-file).