Task Groups have been established to support CODATA’s overall mission to strengthen international science for the benefit of society by promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use. More specifically, Task Groups must remain relevant in a fast changing environment and contribute to the realisation of CODATA’s strategic objectives and activities, as articulated in the CODATA Strategic Plan, 2013-18.
It should be noted, furthermore, that the TG on Fundamental Physical Constants, an important and longstanding activity, has in accordance with the recommendations of the ICSU Review of CODATA been established as a ‘standing committee’.
A total of fourteen proposals were received. The proposals are included in the zipped file here and the recommendations of the CODATA Executive Committee are available here.
‘The power to establish Task Groups is vested in the General Assembly’ and the vote to approve or not the creation or continuation of the proposed Task Group will be taken at the CODATA General Assembly in New Delhi, 6-7 November 2014. The Executive Committee hopes that delegates to the General Assembly will consider its recommendations attentively.