An extraordinary, virtual General Assembly is convened by the CODATA President with the support and authority of the Officers and Executive Committee at 11:00-13:00 UTC on 25 June 2020.
The first purpose of this virtual General Assembly will be to consider the Officers’ and Executive Committee’s recommendation to postpone the in-person CODATA General Assembly which is currently planned for 24 October 2020 and to reschedule it to be held in conjunction with International Data Week, Seoul, Korea, 8-11 November 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent international travel restrictions will present a major challenge to holding a full in-person General Assembly in October. In many countries travel and work restrictions are likely to endure for some time at the national level (and with implications for research organisations’ policies). Therefore, the CODATA Executive Committee has agreed unanimously that it would be advisable to postpone the in-person General Assembly and to set a clear timetable and procedure for the next in-person General Assembly meeting.
Details regarding the agenda, virtual platform and full procedures will be provided to the delegates by 20 May 2020.