One of our guiding principles is to uphold broad and fair representation from our members, large and small, and from all around the world.
Advisory and working groups help us to stay focused and inclusive. We also have more formal governance committees that have a role specified in the by-laws or that are set up by the board with a particular remit.
Advisory groups and working groups are a good way for people to get involved in the Crossref community and to support and improve our scholarly infrastructure services. They are slightly different as described below.
We have advisory groups for established services or content types to get input and advice from our members and other stakeholders. Each advisory group has a statement of purpose and should represent our broad membership. Each group has a chair and staff facilitator who together set agendas, organize calls, and ensure that the group fulfills its purpose. Each group has an email list and meets regularly via conference call, although the frequency varies by group.
|Books||Jennifer Kemp||Emily Ayubi, APA|
|Similarity Check||Madeleine Watson||Edward Wates, Wiley|
|Crossmark||Kirsty Meddings||Helen Duriez, Royal Society|
|Funder Registry||Kirsty Meddings|
|Event Data||Madeleine Watson||John Chodacki, California Digital Library|
Some of the things we try to be aware of when accepting nominations or volunteers for advisory group members:
Working groups are less formal than advisory groups and are set up for a variety of purposes. They are usually set up to discuss new topics, scope a specific idea or oversee prototypes and pilots that could develop into new services. Working groups can also be set up jointly with other organizations to enable us to collaborate on projects.
Working groups don’t always have a Chair but they bring stakeholders together. A working group either disbands when finished its work or can become an advisory group if and when the board approves the idea or prototype as a production service, feature or content type.
|Working group||Staff facilitator||Chair||Active/Not active|
|Linked clinical trials||Kirsty Meddings||Daniel Shanahan, BioMed Central||Active|
|Distributed usage logging||Madeleine Watson||Chris Shillum, Elsevier||Active|
|Text and data mining||Kirsty Meddings||Not active|
|Standards||Patricia Feeney||Not active|
|Taxonomies||Rachael Lammey||Not active|