LeadershipThe iBOL Consortium
Board of Directors
Throughout its first five years, iBOL’s Board of Directors was composed of representatives from funding agencies involved in supporting the consortium. To strengthen its connection with the organizations best positioned to enable the research objectives, iBOL’s Board was subsequently restructured, now comprised of senior representatives from major iBOL institutions. iBOL’s Board functions in a strategic capacity, reviewing research progress and providing suggestions on how to accelerate it.
Scientific Steering Committee
The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) is comprised of one researcher from each participating member nation. They aid in the design and implementation of research activities including those related to DNA barcoding applications, bio-surveillance, and reference library building. Although the SSC is primarily focused on coordinating research activities, it is also responsible for selecting the location for the biennial International Barcode of Life conference.