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ViBRANT Strategic board

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ViBRANT Strategic board

  1. 1. Strategic Board advisory group: objectives and role Vince Smith Natural History Museum, London [email_address] Workpackage 1 Management ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  2. 2. Who we are & what we do 5 Dave Roberts Vince Smith Donat Agosti Rod Page Christine Hine Gregor Hagedorn
  3. 3. What we will do in ViBRANT <ul><li>Strategic board definition </li></ul>“ A collective of interested individuals who identify with the vision, mission and values of ViBRANT, and who provide insight into the needs of the communities served by ViBRANT to all other the governing bodies” i.e. provide contextual vision <ul><li>Advocacy, influencing policy and resource allocation decisions of the management committee (directional advice) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on workprogram activities & outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach, open & honest promotion of ViBRANT activities </li></ul><ul><li>Identify opportunities for including ViBRANT activities in the fabric of global biodiversity research </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution, for deadlocked issues in the management committee (last resort) </li></ul>Roles 5
  4. 4. How we are doing it <ul><li>Outreach through IT Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vbrant.eu forum, Twitter (@vbrant), mailing lists, blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness at committees, conference & workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various EU & global events over the next 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D 1.1 Management reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Board Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical (annual) & virtual (6th monthly & informal comm.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VS & DR interaction with management team </li></ul></ul>EXTERNALLY INTERNALLY 5
  5. 5. Who are our users & how will they engage? <ul><li>Success Metrics </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sustainability” by being useful. Evidence might include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ViBRANT products & services integrated into the broader field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ViBRANT 2 initiative for some (or all) or the work programme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management Committee (Primarily via VS, DR, and GM) </li></ul><ul><li>EU Project Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback & engagement from project participants </li></ul>INTERNALLY <ul><li>Engagement with related initiatives (CBOL, EOL, BHL, GBIF etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from outreach activities </li></ul>EXTERNALLY Talk to the strategic board, they are not shy! 5

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