A Nominating Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors upon advice of the Executive Committee at least one year before the next General Meeting and consists of four members who are not members of the Board of Directors and who include representatives of different areas of microbial ecology and different countries.
The members serve a four-year term with new members appointed every second year. The Vice President presides the Committee. At least two candidates should be proposed for each of the positions as board members. Members of the Nominating Committee shall not serve consecutive terms.
The task of the committee is to identify at least 2 candidates per vacancy in the International Board, including the Executive Board, with consideration of geographical spreading, field of expertise and gender so that the Board is well represented in all aspects.