[CODATA-international] CODATA Virtual General Assembly - 15 December 2020 - Registration

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Mon Nov 16 05:45:19 EST 2020

Dear CODATA members; Dear Participants in CODATA activities (Task Groups,
Working Groups and other initiatives); Dear Colleagues in the CODATA

A virtual CODATA General Assembly is being convened on 15 December 2020,
11:00-13:00 UTC. Please find the related letter from the CODATA President
Barend Mons attached.

To join the Virtual General Assembly as an observer, please register for
GoToWebinar using the following link:

The first purpose of the virtual General Assembly will be to review the
outcomes of the matters for voting. These include constitutional changes
recommended by the Officers and Executive Committee (as outlined in the
appendix to the letter from the CODATA President); and approval of proposed
composition of the Nominating Committee. All these matters for voting will
be handled via an online voting platform ahead of the virtual General
Assembly. Delegates to the virtual General Assembly received detailed
information on the matters for voting and have been invited to cast their

The second purpose of the virtual General Assembly will be to provide an
opportunity to update the delegates and membership on CODATA’s activities
and achievements in 2020 and to highlight key activities and dates in 2021.

*Draft Agenda for 15 December:  *

11:00 - 11:02   Housekeeping for Webinar and Virtual GA (Simon Hodson)

11:02 - 11:05   Opening the Virtual GA (Barend Mons)

11:05 - 11:15   Short Statement of the Matters for Voting and the Voting
Results (Bonnie Carroll)

11:15 - 12:10   *Highlights from 2020*

Decadal Programme Progress (Simon Hodson)

UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science (Simon Hodson)

Report from the FAIR Convergence Symposium

Task Group, Working Group and Project Highlights

Data Science Journal (Mark Parsons)

CODATA Connect Early Career Group (Shaily Gandhi and Felix Enyiam)

Data Policy Committee (Mark Leggott)

National Committees Activity (Ernie Boyko and Bonnie Carroll)

                        Finance and Membership Report (John Broome)

Questions and comments

12:10 - 12:20   *Vision for CODATA* (Barend Mons)

                        Data Together

                        Questions and comments

12:20 - 12:40   *The Year Ahead* (Simon Hodson)

Decadal Programme Next Steps

Global Open Science Cloud

Review of CAS Earth Data Policy

Call for TGs (for action)

Nominations for ExComm (for action)

IDW 2021 (Seoul, Nov 2021), call for sessions, call for papers (for action)

12:40 - 13:00   Q&A, Discussion (Barend Mons)

We are looking forward to ‘see you’ during the virtual GA.

Best regards,

Asha Law on behalf of Hana Pergl, CODATA Secretariat


*International (Virtual) FAIR Convergence Symposium, 27 Nov, 30 Nov-4 Dec: *
 | Programme Overview
 and Full Programme

*Open Science for a Global Transformation:* Call for Papers for
a Special Collection in Data Science Journal in relation to the UNESCO
Recommendation on Open Science

*Data for Resilient Cities Podcast Series: *CAG-CEPT and
CODATA Podcast Series
 | Subscribe <https://crdf.org.in/podcast/data-for-resilient-cities> |
SoundCloud <https://soundcloud.com/dataforresilientcities>

*Register for CODATA Connect Webinar:* Shoaib Sufi, Software Sustainability
Institute on 'Better Software, Better Data Handling’, Friday 20 November,
15:00-16:00 UTC

*UN Data Forum Session 'Multi-Stakeholder Data Bridges - making data work
for cross-domain grand challenges’:* Pre-Recorded Session
<https://vimeo.com/465263347> in UN Data Forum Attendify
 | Recording of Live Discussion Session <https://vimeo.com/469702557>

*October 2020 publications*
<https://codata.org/october-2020-publications-in-the-data-science-journal/> in
the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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E-Mail: asha at codata.org

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