[CODATA-international] Provision List of Candidates for CODATA Elections Announced

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Jun 14 03:26:29 EDT 2016

At the forthcoming CODATA General Assembly, to be held on Sunday 11
September 2016 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
<http://www.internationaldataweek.org/content/venue>, at the start of
Data Week <http://www.internationaldataweek.org/> in Denver,
Colorado, delegates representing CODATA members will be able to vote for
candidates for the following positions: Secretary General, Treasurer and
'Ordinary Members' of the Executive Committee.

As ‘Officers’, the Secretary General and Treasurer are play an
important leadership role within CODATA.  The Secretary General and
Treasurer are elected for four year terms, which may be renewed once if no
other restrictions apply.  The CODATA Executive Committee comprises eight
Ordinary Members and is elected in its entirety every two years.  Members
may serve up to three two-year terms.

*Provisional List of Candidates*

The Provisional List of candidates
for this year’s election is now available, as is the full collection of
nomination forms and candidates CVs

We are fortunate to have a range of very strong candidates for all the
positions available and there are no fewer than 15 candidates for the 8
places as Ordinary Members.  However, please see the Statement from the
Nominating Committee below.

The CODATA constitution allows for additional candidates to added to the
list.  For this to happen, the candidates must receive the nomination of at
least four CODATA members.  Additional nominations, on the requisite form
should be sent to simon at codata.org by the deadline of 31 July.

*Statement from the Nominating Committee*

The Nominating Committee thanks CODATA members for the nominations they
have provided for candidates for election to the CODATA Executive
Committee.  The nominations represent an experienced and geographically
diverse set of candidates; however, the Nominating Committee
is disappointed with the lack of female candidates (three out of fifteen
for the Ordinary Membership of the Executive Committee).  Though the
committee has the authority to add additional candidates to the provisional
list, it did not think it appropriate to do this when there are already
sufficient candidates nominated, and any process to add candidates outside
of being nominated by CODATA members lacks transparency and is essentially

The CODATA Constitution allows for additional candidates to be nominated by
at least four CODATA members, provided such nominations are received at
least six weeks before the General Assembly. Therefore, the Nominating
Committee would ask CODATA members to consider nominating additional
candidates to add to the provisional list to help address the
gender imbalance.



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

E-Mail: asha at codata.org

Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

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