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Call for Nominations to the DRI Board

24 May 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from DRI Members to serve on the Digital Repository of Ireland’s (DRI) new Board.

Digital Repository of Ireland’s (DRI) Board

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from DRI Members to serve on the Digital Repository of Ireland’s (DRI) new Board. Any staff member from a DRI Member institution is eligible to nominate themselves for consideration for appointment (see list of Members below). There is no limit on the number of nominations per institution.

Board members serve 3-year terms; and cannot serve more than 2 consecutive terms. There shall be no more than 1 Board member per DRI member organisation. The Board is expected to meet at miniumum twice per annum. Appointments to the Board will be approved by the Executive Committee of the Royal Irish Academy.

Purpose of the Board

  • Provide guidance to the DRI Director on the strategic direction of the DRI
  • Support and evaluate the DRI Director in furthering the goals of DRI
  • Provide oversight of DRI’s financial status with a view to long-term sustainability
  • Support and enhance the public standing of the DRI, and facilitate the recruitment of new members
  • Promote the highest standard of corporate governance, ensuring transparency, ethical integrity, and accountability
  • Operate in the best interests of the DRI

Criteria for Appointment

Board members are generally expected to demonstrate:

  • Experience with good corporate governance
  • Experience in developing and executing organisational vision and business plans
  • An understanding of issues relevant to one or more of the following areas: digital preservation, digital archiving, research data management, digital social/cultural heritage, digital humanities, European e-Research infrastructures
  • Significant experience across Ireland’s Higher Education and/or Cultural Sectors
  • Significant expertise in raising funds through research grants, philanthropy, or industry


Nominations can be made via the online form

Nominations will close on 2nd June 2017 at 17:00

Current DRI Member Institutions

  • Abbey Theatre
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • Crawford Art Gallery Cork
  • Discovery Programme
  • Dublin City Library & Archives
  • Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives
  • Maynooth University
  • National Archives of Ireland
  • National College of Art and Design
  • National Library of Ireland
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Oidhreacht an Chláir Teo
  • Project Arts Centre
  • Royal Irish Academy
  • RTÉ
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork

The Academy as an all-island body welcomes expressions of interest from all of the regions on the island of Ireland, and seeks diversity in its committee membership.

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