[openEHR-announce] Extension of nominations 31 Jan 2015 - and join up now.

Ian McNicoll ian.mcnicoll at oceaninformatics.com
Fri Jan 2 05:30:34 EST 2015

Hi Erik,

Happy New Year.

I agree the list of current nominees and members should be made more
obvious- @Sam - is this possible?

I have no idea what is meant by 'include name in list of event
registrants'. There is certainly no other  'secret' list of nominees
and current Board members are not automatically nominated.

You are correct that self-nomination is expected. I am not sure that
it makes sense to nominate someone else since it would really require
that person's agreement in any case. They would need to be registered
members and would need to nominate themselves, provide a bio etc.

The nomination does need support from an existing Board member but
this is purely to prevent vexatious or spurious nominations. I would
certainly not expect a nomination to be rejected other than in highly
extreme circumstances, and I would personally be happy to support
anyone from the 'known' openEHR community, should they wish it.

I am not aware of any Industry group nominations so far but understand
that these are imminent.

I agree too that we should issue regular updates over the next weeks,
along with lists of current nominations - we need more!


Dr Ian McNicoll
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On 28 December 2014 at 09:11, Erik Sundvall <erik.sundvall at liu.se> wrote:
> Hi and seasons greetings!
> I find the openEHR board nomination process a bit confusing and pretty
> different to what I am used to in other community settings.
> When joining as an openEHR individual member you first have to wait until
> your application has been approved, this might be logical in some ways, but
> it means you will need to remember to get back to the member site some days
> later and then do your nominations (a nomination dropout risk).
> Also you can not even view nominations without logging in. After logging in
> I did not find any list of members possible to nominate, but after
> navigating around a while I found these four nominations:
> - Bosca Tomas, Diego
> - McNicoll, Ian
> - Bakke, Silje Ljosland
> - Kobayashi, Shinji
> I guess these nice persons were nominated by individual members, I did not
> find any information regarding if industry members have nominated any
> candidates.
> I did not find any information regarding if any of the current board members
> are considered already nominated or not (I guess not, since Ian is on the
> current board and has been nominated separately).
> The strangest thing, unless I misunderstood the submission form:
> The form is rigged primarily to nominate yourself, and it is optional to
> "Include name in list of event registrants" - does that mean that there may
> be people secretly nominated? Very strange at least from a Swedish
> community/NGO/volunteer-org perspective.
> I would like to nominate Thomas Beale for example, can I do that? By
> replacing my own name that is pre-filled in the form I guess it is possible
> to nominate someone else but it is far from obvious from form-texts
> regarding "your nomination" etc.
> In the community settings I am used to, the nominations are open so that any
> member can nominate any member, then the nominated persons are asked if they
> would accept a nomination or not, then there is a vote among the remaining
> nominated persons.
> I would suggest some changes
> - Listing all current nominations (including from both industry and
> individual members) without login requirement
> - Allowing at least logged in members to see who else is a member (so that
> we know who can be nominated and can encourage people to become members if
> they are not listed)
> - Making it possible to nominate other people than yourself
> - Clarifying if anybody not on the visible nomination list is considered to
> be nominated
> - Send out nomination reminders regularly (perhaps including a list of the
> then nominated persons)
> Best regards,
> Erik Sundvall
> Ph.D. Medical Informatics. Information Architect. Tel: +46-72-524 54 55 (or
> 010-1036252 in Sweden)
> LiÖ: erik.sundvall at regionostergotland.se (lio.se changing name 1 Jan 2015)
> LiU: erik.sundvall at liu.se http://www.imt.liu.se/~erisu/
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:58 AM, <sam.heard at openehrfoundation.org> wrote:
>> Happy Xmas everybody,
>> Thank you to the new members and Industry Partners that have joined up so
>> far. We have three nominations for the Management Board at this stage. Two
>> of the companies have asked for an extension for the joining date to allow
>> transition to the new Calendar year.
>> The Board considered their request at the last Board meeting and agreed.
>> Consequently the closure date for nominations has been extended to the 31
>> Jan 2015.
>> Please join up by going to http://members.openehr.org We need a broad and
>> representative group to vote for the Management Board. Your involvement is
>> crucial. The funds also help us with the provision of some of the
>> fundamentals (web site, CKM etc).
>> Have a great break over Xmas but make sure you contribute to the MedInfo
>> workshops by the middle of January. Keep an eye on the lists for details.
>> Looking forward to working with you all in 2015!
>> Cheers, Sam
>> Dr Sam Heard
>> Chairman, openEHR Foundation
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