2 June 2020

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS. All votes are reported in the form “(Y/N/A)” (in favor-Y‚ opposed-N‚ abstentions-A; e.g. “4-1-2” means “4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions”).

June 2, 2020


Board Members: Jane Herriman, Andy Terrel, Lorena Barba, James Powell, James Powell, Stéfan van der Walt, Katrina Riehl

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Sylvain Corlay

Email/Github Voting:

May 5 minutes - Votes still needed.

May 19 minutes - Approved 4/0/0.

Executive Director’s Report:

No new report.

Discussion Items:

a. Project Applications Still Pending

i.  Sponsored

    1.  OpenMBEE - Waiting for quorum from Board.

    2.  BentoML - Waiting for additional information from project.

ii. Affiliated

    1.  PyBaMM: Approved 4-0-0.

b. NF Support Statement Regarding Recent US Protests

We will run the drafted statement/the question of what our statement should be by others with more experience.

c. Admin Fee/ Indirect Cost Rate Policy

We need a mechanism to charge admin fees on all parts of a grant.

Plan A: Negotiate with agencies that have stipulations on admin fees being applied to subawards.

Historically, Sloan and Moore have been happy to work with us on this, and have been helpful in making sure NF can collect admin fees one way or another on grants.

Plan B: If a foundation/organization will not negotiate with us and allow us to apply admin fees to subawards, then we could add NF costs as a line item in the budget.

d. (TABLED) Discussions on current affiliated projects

Should we look at current affiliated projects that may not satisfy
the criterias?

e. (TABLED) NumFOCUS EU - Moving Forward

f. (TABLED) NumFOCUS Learning Platform Update