The BCNGroup Founding Committee consists of three individuals. Each
of these individuals appoints his or her replacement. Governing Council
membership is honorary and appointments, by the Founding Committee,
are generally made for life.
The non-management membership is composed of individual scientific
members. Membership rules are to be determined by the BCNGroup Governing
Council. The Governing Council will meet only once in a five year period.
Non-voting Corporate Sponsorship will be accepted based on a yearly
renewal and a fee structure determined by the BCNGroup Management Team.
On a yearly basis, the BCNGroup scientific members will select five
members to the Scientific Council.
The election will be conducted by allowing each member of the BCNGroup
to nominate up to twenty scientists. The nomination process will be
through secret ballot by BCNGroup members in good standing.
Although membership in the BCNGroup is not required for nomination,
each valid nominee must have an earned Doctoral degree and must have
published a scientific paper during the previous five years.
The five scientists with the largest nomination count will be invited
to serve a three-year term. If a selected nominee declines, or if there
is a vacancy on the Scientific Council, a new nominee will be selected
to serve based on the nomination count of the prior election.
If adequate funds are available, seated members of the Scientific Council
will receive an honorarium equaling up to 100% of their previous year's