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CODATA General Assembly 2018 – Gaborone, Botswana

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The 31st CODATA General Assembly took place in Gaborone, Botswana, on 9-10 November after International Data Week 2018.

Minutes of the 31st CODATA General Assembly (2018)

The minutes of the 31st CODATA General Assembly (2018) are available here.

Annexes to the minutes:

The 2018 General Assembly was notable for the revision of the CODATA Constitution.  The revised constitution, approved by the General Assembly is available here.

Agenda (Download pdf version)

Day One: Friday 9 November

9:00-11:00           Reporting Session 1

  • Executive Director’s Report – Simon Hodson, Executive Director
  • CODATA Initiatives (Data Integration, African Open Science Platform, Data Schools, Data Policy Committee, Data Science Journal): Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President and Simon Hodson, Executive Director
  • Questions and discussion
  • Financial Report: John Broome, Treasurer.
    Questions and discussion.

11:00-11:30           Break

11:30-13:00           CODATA Governance: Revised CODATA Constitution

13:00-14:00           Lunch

14:00-16:00           Report and Strategy Session

  • President’s Report on State of CODATA and laying out introduction to the strategy for the future
  • Strategic Presentations and Discussion: Geoffrey Boulton, Tony Hey and Barend Mons.

16:00-16:30           Break

16:30-17:30           National Committees and Unions – Activities and national prioritiesBonnie Carroll, Secretary General, and John Broome, Treasurer.
Questions and discussion.

17:30                       Adjourn Day One

Day Two: Saturday 10 November

08:30-10:30           CODATA Governance: Elections

  • Presentations by candidates for President (5 minutes + 3 questions each)
  • Vote
  • Presentations by candidates for Vice-President (3 minutes + 2 questions each)
  • Vote
  • Presentations by candidates for Ordinary Member (2 minutes)
  • Vote

10:30-11:00           Break

11:00-12:30           Selection of Task Groups

  • Short presentations by candidate Task Groups (3 minutes each plus 2 questions).
  • Voting

12:30-13:00           Special Resolution
Passing the gavel
General Assembly closed by the new President

13:00-14:00           Lunch (Old and New Executive Committees)

14:00-16:00           First meeting of the new CODATA Executive Committee


The GA took place at University of Botswana, 4775 Notwane Rd, Gaborone, Botswana.

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Find out more:

CODATA Elections 2018

Results of CODATA Elections 2018

Call for Task Groups 2018-2020

2018 Task Groups