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Executive Profile

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Executive Profile

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"There is an increasing understanding that for data to be useful it needs to be interlinked," says LAUREL (LAURE) HAAK, ORCID, Inc.'s new executive director (ED). ORCID is one effort that is establishing links between data sources and data types.

Haak brings years of experience as a scientific researcher, science writer and editor, science policy analyst, and project manager to her new role, based in Bethesda, Md. Prior to joining ORCID, she was chief science officer at Discovery Logic.

Haak will be responsible for promoting awareness of ORCID's mission and services among key stakeholders, raising funds to support the ORCID initiative, and managing and directing ORCID staff and contractors.

"I work closely with the ORCID board and our stakeholders, both to develop clear programs and membership policies and to collect and shape requirements for our service," says Haak. "As the ED and first hire, in addition to implementing the vision, I am responsible for formalizing the organization, setting up payroll, staffing and related policies, and details such as office space and teleconferencing services. …

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