Reminder Call for ISCB Officer Nominations
Nominations Deadline: June 3, 2012
Also in progress: Student Council Leader Nominations - deadline June 3, 2012
As a reminder, the International
Society for Computational Biology is encouraging members to submit nominations
for the Society's Officer positions of Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary;
and the Student Council Leadership positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary,
Treasurer, and SC Rep to the ISCB Board. Nominations are submitted at
www.iscb.org/nominate (you must login to your membership record to access the
nomination form). In all cases, self nominations will not be accepted.
If you know of excellent candidates that meet the eligibility requirements below, please be sure to submit your nomination(s) right away.
- In order to be
eligible to be an Officer candidate a person must have served on the ISCB Board
of Directors for at least one year prior to January 2013, and be an ISCB member
in good standing, or renew a lapsed membership no later than June 24, 2012.
- All Officer candidates must pledge to make every reasonable effort to attend the
weekly Executive Committee teleconferences beginning with a training period by
mid-October, 2012, the bi-monthly Board teleconferences beginning with a
training period in October 2012, and the annual in-person Board of Directors
meeting (held at the ISMB conference) at their own expense through completion of
the two-year Officer term that begins January 21, 2013.
- The elected Officers will also serve concurrently on the Board of Directors for a term that ends January 21, 2016.
Nominations for Officers and Student Council
Leaders will be accepted through June 3, 2012. Election of the Officers and
Student Council Leaders will take place via online voting by the membership in
July, 2012, including availability to a dedicated voting booth at the ISMB
Each nomination requires the name, affiliation, and email address of the nominee, along with an assurance that the nominee meets the qualifications and is willing to stand for election for the position in question. The nomination must also include a few sentences of justification that makes the strongest case possible for the nominee.
Full information regarding the 2012 nominations/elections timeline, call for nominations, and Director and Officer responsibilities can be found at www.iscb.org/iscb-leadership-a-staff-/officers-and-board-directors/nomination-election-procedures.
We are looking forward to an active participation by the ISCB membership in the nominations and election process, and we thank you in advance for your qualified nominations.
Dietlind Gerloff, Scott Markel, and Anna Tramontano
Co-Chairs, ISCB Nominations Committee