[CODATA-international] Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO – New Deadline of 31 July

Rorie Edmunds rorie.edmunds at icsu-wds.org
Wed Jun 3 23:45:39 EDT 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

*Owing to the continued disruptions in many countries from the COVID-19
pandemic, it has been agreed with the International Science Council to set
a new deadline of Friday, 31 July 2020 for Expressions of Interest. Please
note that this will be the final deadline for submissions.*

The WDS International Programme Office
(WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by
the National
Institute of Information and Communications Technology
<http://www.nict.go.jp/en/about/> (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan under two 5-year
Letters of Cooperation between the International Science Council
<https://council.science/> (ISC) and NICT. The current agreement ends on 31
March 2021 and, in light of this, ISC and the WDS Science Committee
(WDS-SC) invite *Expressions of Interest
from interested parties to host the WDS International Programme Office by
Friday, 31 July 2020*.

The establishment, funding model, and governance of the new office is
expected to build on the examples of the current WDS-IPO and the recently
established WDS International Technology Office <https://wds-ito.org/>.
However, creative suggestions are welcomed, including partial or shared
hosting, or other innovative solutions. More information can be found in
the Hosting Call

Expressions of Interest should be completed using this *online form
or by sending the form in the Call
(pages 5–7) to ipo at icsu-wds.org, in either case *no later than Friday, 31
July 2020*. Please note that it is not expected for potential hosts to have
precise details in place by this deadline; rather, they should state their
interest and what they may be able to offer. In this regard, partial
hosting solutions are of interest and will be considered. Further
negotiations will then take place between ISC and selected bidding
organizations, in consultation with the WDS-SC, to finalize the hosting

Do not hesitate to contact the WDS-IPO (ipo at icsu-wds.org) if you have any
questions or if you require clarifications. Please also disseminate this
Call to other interested parties, as appropriate:

   - *Call for Expressions of Interest

Many thanks,


Rorie Edmunds, PhD | Acting Executive Director
World Data System-International Programme Office
c/o NICT, 4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
Tel: +81-4-2327-6394
rorie.edmunds at icsu-wds.org | world-data-system.org
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