[IRTalk] Call for Nominations for CODATA Officers (President and Vice-President(s)) and Executive Committee Members: Deadline 27 April 2018

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Fri Mar 16 14:06:15 SAST 2018

Dear Colleagues
The African Open Science Platform (AOSP) is directed by CODATA (ICSU), through the ICSU Regional Office being hosted by the Academy of South Africa (ASSAf). Please consider membership, and also see invitations to nominate.
Kind regards
Please note that the dates for the Election process below have been changed, in accordance with the CODATA Constitution and reflecting the changed dates of the CODATA General Assembly.  The deadline for the first round of nominations is now Friday 27 April 2018

Help CODATA deliver on its strategy to mobilise the data revolution for research!

CODATA Members (National, Union, Co-Opted and Affiliate Members) as well as Task Groups are invited to nominate candidates for the following positions:
·         President (to serve 2018-22)
·         Vice-President (1-2 positions, to serve 2018-22)
·         Ordinary Member (8 positions, to serve 2018-20)

Nominations will be considered for election at the 31st CODATA General Assembly, which will take place on 9-10 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana, following International Data Week 2018.

Please find attached a letter from CODATA Past President, Professor GUO Huadong<http://www.codata.org/uploads/17-10-26-Request%20for%20CODATA%20EC%20Nominations-GUO%20CHAIR-v05.pdf>, inviting nominations.

Nominations should be submitted by CODATA Members and Task Groups on the form attached<http://www.codata.org/uploads/CODATA%20EC%20Nominations%202018-Form-v05.docx>, to the Nominating Committee, c/o simon at codata.org<mailto:simon at codata.org>, by the deadline of 27 April 2018.

The most important criteria for nomination is to be able to contribute strongly to the delivery of CODATA’s strategy<http://www.codata.org/about-codata/codata-strategic-plan-2013-2018> and strong record of delivery as attested in the CODATA Prospectus of Strategy and Achievement 2015-2017<https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1034217>. The covering note to the nomination form<http://www.codata.org/uploads/CODATA%20EC%20Nominations%202018-Form-v05.docx> and the procedure document<http://www.codata.org/uploads/CODATA%20EC%20Nominations%20Process-17-10-26-v05.pdf> explain terms of eligibility.


CODATA exists to promote global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research. CODATA supports the principle that data produced by research and susceptible to be used for research should be as open as possible a

nd as closed as necessary. CODATA works also to advance the interoperability and the usability of such data: research data should be intelligently open or FAIR. By promoting the policy, technological and cultural changes that are essential to make research data more widely available and more usable, CODATA helps advance ICSU’s mission of strengthening international science for the benefit of society.

The updated CODATA Strategic Plan 2015<http://www.codata.org/about-codata/codata-strategic-plan-2013-2018> and Prospectus of Strategy and Achievement 2015-2017<https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1034217> identify three priority areas:
1.    promoting principles, policies and practices for Open Data and Open Science;
2.    advancing the frontiers of data science;
3.    building capacity for Open Science by improving data skills and the functions of national science systems needed to support open data.

CODATA achieves these objectives through a number of standing committees and strategic executive led initiatives, and through its Task Groups and Working Groups. CODATA supports the Data Science Journal and collaborates on major data conferences like SciDataCon and International Data Week.


Timescales back from 2018 General Assembly, Gaborone, Botswana

General Assembly

9-10 November 2018

Deadline for Final Slate

5 October 2018

Deadline for Additional Candidates

28 September 2018

Deadline for Provisional List

11 May 2018

Deadline for nominations

27 April 2018

Call for nominations

26 October 2017


What has CODATA delivered recently? See the CODATA Prospectus: Strategy and Achievement, 2015-2016 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.165830

Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org<http://www.codata.org/>

E-Mail: asha at codata.org<mailto:asha at codata.org>
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

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