Terms of reference
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network Draft Terms of Reference
Document Purpose and Objective
The aim of this document is to establish a formal governance structure for GGBN, to be discussed and finalized by GGBN members. This document serves as a guide for members of the Global Genome Biodiversity Network as the Network makes the transition from a concept created in 2011 to a formalized member-driven organization. This transition will be guided by GGBN’s International Steering Committee (hereinafter referred to as the interim Executive Committee), which was established in January 2012.
Principle changes to the Network’s organizational model embodied within this text include:
- The Interim Executive Committee will be succeeded by an Executive Committee;
- A General Assembly will be established;
- Procedures for membership of the General Assembly, Executive Committee and Task Forces will be established, and
- Expected financial contributions by members will be established.