The Executive Sub-committee provides leadership, oversees manuscript endorsements, receives reports from WG’s and other SC’s, manages votes and elections, drafts proposals regarding governance, facilitates dispute resolution, and other services to the WG’s and other SC’s.
The Executive Sub-committee comprises a Chair (Lindsay Cowell), a Chair-Elect (Victor Greiff), a Past Chair (Nina Luning Prak), and up to three elected Members of the AIRR-C (Felix Breden, Christian Busse, and Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz).
Goals for 2021
- Hold monthly meetings with occasional special meetings involving leadership of WGs and SCs
- Facilitate and promote the work of the AIRR-C WGs and SCs
- Oversee WG/SC reorganizations
- Update the AIRR-C mission statement to align with The Antibody Society (TAbS) mission statement
- Develop a conflict-of-interest policy
- Represent the AIRR-C on the TAbS Board of Directors and Finance & Audit Committee
- Promote FAIR and Open Science
- Revise value statements
- Create a forum for discussion about FAIR, Open Science, etc.
- Conduct outreach and mentoring for early career faculty and student members
- Engage in outreach to promote commercial and academic partnerships that lead to greater sharing, annotation, and standardization of AIRR-seq data
- Encourage adoption of AIRR-C standards by journals and funding agencies
- In collaboration with all interested AIRR-C members coordinate the collaborative chapters work for the Methods in Molecular Biology (Springer Nature) special issue on Immunogenetics
AIRR Community Executive Director
As the AIRR Community Executive Director, Pam Borghardt supports the AIRR Community and particularly the Executive Sub-committee ensuring governance requirements are met and communication is maintained across the Community. Pam is an active liaison between the AIRR Community and The Antibody Society and can be contacted at airrcexecdir(AT)gmail.com.