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The Steering Group is nominated and elected by the Leadership Group. The Steering Group 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

Current members of the Steering Group may be found at

The Leadership Group is made up of members that contribute over $10,000 annually to the project, along with representatives from institutions contributing at least 0.5 FTE in-kind developers. The group will also include some elected member representatives from the $5,000, $2,500, and Developing Nation contributor levels. 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 DSpace Steering Group holds its meetings via teleconference. Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

The DSpace Leadership Group meets every quarter on the first Wednesday of the month. The DSpace LG meetings are a joint meeting with the SG meetings. 

Currently all meetings are online using video conferencing. 

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming LG meetings

  •  Dec 6, 2017

  • April – in-person at DuraSpace Summit

  • Future dates TBD after the April in-person meeting and the new governance structure going into effect.

Upcoming SG meetings

  • Dec 6, 2017
  • Jan 3, 2018
  • Feb 7, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
    • March 21 (Extended meeting)
  • April 4, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • June 6, 2018
  • July 5, 2018 (moved to Thurs due to July 4th being a national holiday in the US)
  • August 8, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • October 3, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • December 5, 2018

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