DDEX Governance Structure

The management and operation of DDEX is governed by the terms of its Operating Agreement. As well as the governance terms this document contains DDEX's intellectual property policy and the standards development process. All organisations wishing to become a member of DDEX are required to sign a Member Acknowledgement Agreement by which they agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions set out in the Operating Agreement. Copies of the Operating Agreement and Membership Acknowledgement Agreement are supplied to organisations applying for membership of DDEX once that application has been approved by the Board.

The governance structure of DDEX is represented by the following diagram:

A description of member categories and benefits can be found here.

Plenary Meetings, which are held thee times a year, are attended by representatives of all DDEX Charter (Board) and Full Members. The Plenary Meetings review the recent activities of Working Groups and set out the technical work plan for the next cycle of meetings. Decisions at Plenary Meetings are made by consensus. DDEX Plenary Meetings are also attended by Liaison Organisations. Associate Members receive a report of each Plenary Meeting.