The OpenWetWare board is responsible for ensuring the long term sustainability and success of OpenWetWare. It is responsible for funding, hiring, negotiations with 3rd parties, etc. It also serves as a legal entity with decision making rights for the site. The board works closely with the steering committee when making decisions that might impact the community. Lastly, we hope the existence of the board will prevent the steering committee from being overburdened with administrative issues, so the SC can focus on improving OWW as a resource for scientists.