Working groups

Advisory groups and working groups help us to stay focused and inclusive. We also have more formal committees that have a role specified in the by-laws or have been set up by the board with a particular remit. We’ve also listed a few ‘interest groups’ and these are the least formal, like community calls, where participants can be involved ad hoc and participate sporadically.

These groups are a good way for people across the community to get involved in Crossref’s work to support and improve our scholarly infrastructure. They are slightly different as described below but both are open to non-members and members alike.

Advisory groups

We have advisory groups for established services or ongoing themes 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. These groups tend to be permanent and long-term.

Advisory groupFacilitatorChairStatus
Similarity CheckFabienne MichaudLauren Flintoft, IOP Publishing
CrossmarkMartyn RittmanTBCInactive
Funder CommunityKora KorzecTBCActive
Preprints communityMartyn RittmanOya Rieger, IthakaActive
Event DataMartyn RittmanJohn Chodacki, California Digital LibraryInactive

Working groups

Working groups are more short-term than advisory groups and are set up for a specific task or ad-hoc purpose. They are usually set up to discuss and scope a specific idea, or oversee prototypes and pilots that could develop into new features. 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 record type.

Working groupFacilitatorChairStatus
Conferences and projectsPatricia FeeneyAliaksandr Birukou, Springer NatureInactive
Distributed usage loggingMartyn RittmanEsther Heuver, ElsevierRetired
Linked clinical trialsN/ADaniel Shanahan, BioMed CentralInactive
StandardsPatricia FeeneyRetired
TaxonomiesRachael LammeyRetired

Interest groups

Interest groups are more like community discussion forums with fairly low commitment needed from participants, where a large group of people meet to discuss a range of issues and can bring any topic under the theme to Crossref. They are the least formal of all our groups and vary in call frequency and scope.

Interest groupFacilitatorChair
BooksMartin Eve and Patricia FeeneyDavid Woodworth, OCLC
Metadata PractitionersPatricia Feeneyn/a

Preprint advisory group

The purpose of the preprint Advisory Group is to support Crossref to collect and improve the quality of metadata for preprints. The group is comprised of both our members as well as non-members (third party platforms and organizations) who are interested in preprints. Group Members Chair: Oya Rieger, IthakaFacilitator: Martyn Rittman, Crossref Alainna Wrigley, California Digital library Alberto Pepe, Authorea Alex Mendonca, SciELO Ben Mudrak, ChemRxiv Bianca Kramer, Sesame Open Science Ioana Craciun, Preprints Dasapta Erwin Irawan, RINarxiv Elisa Pettinelli Barrett, Research Square Emily Marchant, Cambridge University Press Ginny Hendricks, Crossref Gunther Eysenbach, JMIR Jeff Beck, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine Jessica Polka, ASAPbio Jingyu Liu, ChinaXiv Johanna Havemann, AfricaArxiv Johannes Wagner, Copernicus Katharine Hancox, IET Frederick Atherden, Elife Michael Markie, F1000 Research Michael Parkin, Europe PMC Michele Avissar-Whiting, Research Square Nici Pfeiffer, Center for Open Science Patricia Feeney, Crossref Richard Sever, BioRxiv Richard Wynne, Rescognito Shirley Decker-Lucke, SSRN Tony Alves, HighWire Press Thomas Lemberger, EMBO Wendy Patterson, Beilstein-Institut How the group works (and the guidelines) The preprint Advisory Group is led by a Chair and a Crossref Facilitator, who together help to develop meeting agendas, lead discussions, outline group actions and rally the community outside of the Advisory Group for support with the service where appropriate.

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