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

The role of the EB was to ensure that GO FAIR achieved its long-term goals as defined by the Steering Committee. It ensured that Implementation Networks were represented accurately and communicated structurally with GO FAIR’s International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO).

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

The EB membership was intended to be balanced among the three GO FAIR pillars, the intention was to reach a total of nine members (three representatives per pillar).

Erik Schultes (GFISCO International Science Coordinator) served 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).