Governance

The Integrated Modelling Partnership has a Steering Committee (SC) that re-evaluates the activities, governance structure and directions of development, collaboratively setting directions of development for the following years. The SC nominates and approves by majority vote a chair, vice-chair, and secretary, each of whom serve a 2-year term (as long as their institution remains in good standing in the partnership). No monetary compensation is foreseen for the appointed SC members.

Partners are encouraged to nominate SC members that will lead and support the IM Partnership philosophy (construction of a rigorous semantic web, open-source software and open data/collaborative modeling, and the FAIR principles). The SC meets at least once every calendar year and at maximum every six months. SC members may attend in-person or virtually, and an alternate may be designated if an organization’s SC member is unable to attend. The SC timing and venue are communicated at least 2 months in advance.

Each institutional partner can nominate one or more SC  members for the calendar year/years covered by its MOU according to the partner’s ratio of financial support or quantified in-kind contribution provided or foreseen.The exact number of SC members assigned to each partner will thus depend on the total number of institutional partners and their contributions. BC3 will always have the right to choose 3 SC members as founding institution.