Executive Board

The Executive Board is the policymaking and oversight body of the Alliance. The purposes of the Executive Board are to:

  1. Select a Host Institution to house the Executive Director and Secretariat and to assume financial and legal responsibility for the Alliance.
  2. Set overall policy and budget for the Alliance.
  3. Provide strategic guidance and review of the Alliance’s activities.
  4. Appoint an Executive Director for the Alliance for a five-year, renewable term.
  5. Oversee the management of the financial affairs of the Alliance on behalf of the Members.
  6. Set Alliance membership fees and length of membership term for each institutional classification of membership subject to the ratification by formal resolution at the Annual Meeting of Members.
  7. Set fees for use of Alliance registered trademarks, certification marks, and collective marks or copyright material and for Alliance‐sponsored activities and products.
  8. Make decisions on allocation of funds for innovative work and testing.
  9. Form Working Groups to perform specific duties.

Members of the Executive Board:

The Executive Board is composed of seven voting members: six elected by the Designated Member representatives and one member appointed by the Host Institution. Members serve for a term of four years.  The Executive Director serves as an ex officio member, without vote.

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Executive Board are elected by the Board for a term of two years and each may serve no more than three consecutive terms.

Chair

Steve McEachern, Australia Data Archive (ADA), 2013-2017, 2017-2021

Vice-Chair

William Block, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), 2015-2019, 2019-2023

Members
  • Catherine Fitch, Minnesota Population Center, 2017-2021
  • Dana Müller, Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), 2017-2021
  • Barry Radler, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-2021
  • Joachim Wackerow, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, 2015-2019, 2019-2023
  • Margaret Levenstein, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), representing the Host Institution, 2016-present
  • Jared Lyle, ICPSR, DDI Alliance Executive Director, ex officio, 2015-present
Past Members
  • Louise Corti, United Kingdom Data Archive (UKDA), 2015-2017
  • Mari Kleemola, Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), 2013-2015
  • Ron Nakao, Stanford University -- Vice Chair, 2013-2015
  • Gillian Nicoll, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) -- Chair, 2013-2015
  • Anita Rocha, University of Washington, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (CSDE), 2013-2015
  • David Schiller, Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), 2015-2016
  • Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto, Scholars Portal, 2013-2017
  • George Alter, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), representing the Host Institution, 2013-2016
  • Mary Vardigan, ICPSR, DDI Alliance Director, ex officio, 2013-2015

Executive Board Committee Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

(prior to the Executive Board, there was a Steering Committee)

Original DDI Committee

(prior to the formation of the DDI Alliance)