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The Steering Group is nominated and elected by the Leadership Group and members are chosen among the Leaders. The Steering Group is composed of 9 Members elected for a 3-year term and it provides project oversight and ensures that the priorities of the Leadership Group and members are met, by:

  • Providing strategic direction to the Project
  • Recommending annual budget allocations
  • Presenting key decisions to the Leadership Group for discussion and approval
  • Raising funds and securing other resources on behalf of the Project
  • Overseeing project operations

The Leadership Group is made up of members that contribute annually to the project, along with representatives from the DSpace Community at large who are particularly committed to the Project, including Service Providers.

Eligibility to serve in the Leadership Group is determined based on the membership levels as follows:

  • Platinum - 1 seat per member
  • Gold - 1 seat per member
  • Silver - 1 seats for every 4 members
  • Bronze - 1 seat for every 8 members

The Leadership group will also benefit from the participation of:

  • 2 Members nominated by the community at large and voted by the Members
  • Representatives from Registered Service Providers
  • Ex-officio and/or emeritus members

The Leadership Group approves the overall priorities and strategic direction of the project by:

  • Approving the annual budget allocation and any modifications
  • Approving the product roadmap
  • Approving the strategic direction
  • Nominating and electing Steering Group members
  • Voting on key decisions presented by Steering Group
  • Helping to raise funds and secure other resources on behalf of the project

Current members of the Leadership Group may be found at

The Leaders are elected for a 1-year term and there are no term limits.


Both the DSpace Leadership and Steering Groups holds regular monthly video conference meetings.

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Upcoming Meetings

LG meetings

  • Please check here for meeting notes

SG meetings

  • SG has been nominated as of 9/5/2018.
  • Please check here for meeting notes (SG meeting notes are private).

Previous Meetings Notes

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