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The Board of the Hackuarium association is responsible for running the association.

The purpose, composition, roles and tasks of the board are explicitly described in the founding document of the association

Board meeting minutes

The agenda and minutes of our board meetings are available under the Category:Board_Meetings.


First draft of new board (5th) constituting itself around new tasks

The tasks of the board members are up to the board itself, but the following roles and tasks have been decided:

Comité Hackuarium, liste des tâches / Hackuarium board, List of tasks:

Président.e / President

Rachel Aronoff

  • Represents the association
  • Moderates meetings
  • Convenes the General Assembly
  • Sign contracts on behalf of the association after consulting the board or the community
  • Supervises association's general activities.

Also, Participatory Research Facilitator and Biosecurity Officer

Vice-président / Vice-president

(or co-pres)
n/a in 2019/2020

Trésorier / Treasurer

Masoud Alipour/Olivier Emery (OE to June 2020)

  • Take care of all invoices and receipts
  • Keep bank account up to date
  • Keep membership fees up to date
  • Take care of orders with regular suppliers
  • Take care of dealing with and distributing minigrants

Secrétaire /secretary

Esther Calderon

  • Plan board meetings (dates, agenda, reminders)
  • Plan General Assembly upon request from President
  • Keep board meeting minutes
  • Communication

Responsable de laboratoire / Lab manager

de facto role for 2019 by Rachel

  • Organise space
  • Organise maintenance
  • Ensure proper use by members
  • Liaise with visitors of all sorts

Administrateur des outils web /Webmaster

Tatiana Eliseeva

  • Email administration
  • Website administration
  • Slack maintenance and credentials
  • Wiki administration and credentials
  • Keep track on all web credentials (usernames and passwords)

Responsable Art&Design&Dissemination / Art&Design&Dissemination

Vanessa Lorenzo

  • plan and organise art and design initiatives
  • accompagnement des nouveaux membres dans ce contexte
  • dissemination and crosspollination across disciplines and associations/foundations/structures

Evangéliste / Talent scout

Raphaël Casimir and extra communication role for Joël Christen

  • identify individuals and communities and contact them
  • identify events to attend and Hackuarium presence

Responsable communication / Communication manager

(role distributed among several in 2020, RA, EC, TE)

  • Posting our events on FB, twitter, slack, meetup & the wiki
  • Posting promotions on our facebook page about our activities and stuff members have done
  • Posting about what other labs and groups have been doing (with help from delegated members)
  • Posting about the latest biohacker/maker technologies
  • Press relations (hello address access)
  • Press kit updates

Responsable évènements /Event manager

(none at the moment)

  • curate events
  • plan events
  • communicate event details with communication manager

Community Happiness

(none at the moment)

  • Check and propose improvements for microgrant process + assess community needs about them
  • Implement Office Hours for community


Eighth Board

as of February, 19 2020, here are the Board members:

  • Rachel
  • Esther
  • Tatiana
  • Olivier
  • Joël
  • Vanessa
  • Raphaël

Seventh Board

as of February, 27 2019, here are the new Board members:

  • Rachel
  • Anne-Laure
  • Vanessa
  • Esther
  • Olivier
  • Masoud (as treasurer)
  • Joël
  • Shalf (as IT & Web tools steward)

Sixth Board

as of March, 2018 the Board was made up (provisionally, from meeting 29.3.18)

  • President: Rachel Aronoff (also Citizen Science coordinator and Biosafety Officer)
  • Lab Manager: Gustavo Santamaria
  • Secretary and Treasurer: Luc Henry for a transition period until 'shadow' secretary ready to take on roles by August 2018
  • Shadow Treasurer: Masoud Alipour
  • Deputy Biosafety Officer and Communications Coordinator, and Shadow Secretary: Olivier Emery
  • Art and Science coordinator: Vanessa Lorenzo
  • System Administrator: Sam Sulaimanov
  • Talent scout and evangelist for Academy: Anne-Laure Pittet
  • Talent scout and evangelist for Entrepreneurs: Gianpaolo Rando

Auditeurs comptes Anne-Laure, Eric

Fifth Board

Since the last General Assembly (February 2017), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members were:

The new Board still has to constitute itself (i.e. decide on precise roles, based on declarations issued by elected candidates during General Assembly), according to our bylaws. It has been done during this Board Meeting.

Fourth Board

Since the last General Assembly (January 2016), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members are:

Third Board

Since the last General Assembly (April 2015), Hackuarium members serving as Board Members are:

Second Board

Founding Board