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The OSG Council is the governing body of the Consortium responsible for the program of work and ensuring effective benefit to the scientific mission of the stakeholders. The Consortium includes all contributors to OSG; the Council is made of those Consortium members making significant contributions and commitments to the success of OSG. It makes and endorses all strategic decisions, which are typically discussed first in and recommended by the Executive Board.

OSG Governance Documents Relevant to the OSG Council

OSG Council Contact Information

OSG Council Chair

Past Council Co-Chairs:

  • Ruth Pordes, Fermilab
  • Paul Avery, University of Florida
  • Rick Snider, Fermilab

OSG Council Members

Send email to osg-council @

OSG Council Meetings

From March 2013 Meetings of the OSG Council are organized Quarterly, with alternate meetings being in person (face-to-face) and by phone


  • Adobe Connect
    • Login: Add your name in the "Enter as a Guest" field and click "enter room".
    • Connect Audio: Click the microphone icon in the application bar; select the "Use my computer" option and click "Connect" to run audio through your desktop/laptop.
    • Share Webcam: Click the webcam icon in the application bar to set your preferences and share.
    • Chat: send a message to everyone by adding content to the chat box. To send a private message, from the options menu select an individual or group and click "Start Chat With".
    • For more information: Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide
  • Teleconference Phone Number: 1-866.740.1260 (ReadyTalk?)
  • Access Code: 8403921
  • Frequency: Quarterly meetings
  • Duration: 3 hours with 10 minute breaks in between each hour

Helpful Teleconference Documents:

Action Items

Meeting Agenda and Minutes- Current Year

Meeting agendas are now moved to Indico

Calendar year 2016

Calendar year 2015

Calendar year 2014

Calendar year 2013

Meeting Agenda and Minutes - 2012

Calendar Year 2012

Meeting Agenda and Minutes - Previous Years

Calendar Year 2011

Calendar Year 2010

Calendar Year 2009

Calendar Year 2008

OSG Council Face-to-Face Meetings See above for 2012 and beyond

OSG Executive Director Reports to the OSG Council

Link to Reports sent to the Joint Oversight Team ?

OSG Council Subcommittees

From time to time the Council establishes ad-hoc subcommittees to work with the Council Chairs and the OSG Executive Board to address strategic planning needs. Activities of these subcommittees are captured here.



  • Re-Organization of OSG Council Subcommittee: Webpage
  • At-Large VO Representation Subcommittee: Webpage

Major updates:
-- Main.Ruth Pordes - 3/4/13

Topic revision: r132 - 06 Dec 2016 - 18:12:36 - KyleGross
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