Laurel Haak

Executive Director


Laure Haak is Executive Director of ORCID, an international not-for-profit organization with the mission to connect researchers and their research by building and maintaining a Registry of persistent and unique researcher identifiers, and providing open web to support connections with works and affiliations. Previously, Laure was Chief Science Officer at Discovery Logic, Inc.; a program officer for the US National Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; and editor of Science's Next Wave Postdoc Network at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Prior, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the US National Institutes of Health.

Laure served on the board of Force11, was program co-chair for the Research, Technology, and Development TIG of the American Evaluation Association, was president of Women in Neuroscience, and co-chair of the Society for Neuroscience Committee on Women in Neuroscience.  In 2006 she was awarded the National Postdoctoral Association's Distinguished Service Award, and in 2007 received the Best Team Player Award from Discovery Logic and the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in Science. In 2009 she received the NIH Director's Award for her work on the eSPA system, an enterprise system for building and analyzing research grant portfolios.

Laure received a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1997 from Stanford University Medical School, where her research focused on the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms.