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

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Aug 28 03:34:15 EDT 2018

The 31st CODATA General Assembly will take place in Gaborone, Botswana, on
9-10 November after the International Data Week 2018. The GA will take
place at University of Botswana, 4775 Notwane Rd, Gaborone, Botswana, at
the end of International Data Week
<http://www.internationaldataweek.org/> in Garorone,
Botswana, delegates representing CODATA members will be able to vote for
candidates for the following positions: President, Vice Presidents and
'Ordinary Members' of the Executive Committee.

As ‘Officers’, the President and Vice Presidents are play an
important leadership role within CODATA.  The President and Vice Presidents
are elected for four year terms.  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 candidate*s
<http://www.codata.org/uploads/CODATA%20Provisional%20List%202018-v01.pdf> 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: two excellent presidential candidates, three
candidates for the two vice-president positions and no fewer than 13
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 <simon at codata.org>* by the deadline of
28 September, 2018.

*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 relatively low number of female candidates (five
out of thirteen for the Ordinary Membership of the Executive Committee).

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.




*Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data
Science, Sao Paulo,
which will
take place at ICTP-SAIFR (ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental
Research on 3-14 December 2018: deadline for applications, 14 September

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