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The next CODATA General Assembly which will take place on 27-28 October, 2023 in Salzburg, Austria, following the International Data Week 2023  and will take place at the same venue as IDW2023 (Salzburg Congress).

Refer to this letter from the CODATA President Barend Mons convening the General Assembly 2023.


Registration for the General Assembly 2023 for both Delegates and Observers is now open. 

To attend the GA onsite the registration form is to be completed by 22 September, or no later than 13 October for virtual attendance. 

Onsite participation in the General Assembly (as well as in the IDW 2023) is strongly encouraged. While there will be a possibility to join the General Assembly online if a delegate is unable to travel, please keep in mind that virtual participation would not allow for a full engagement in discussions and/or networking with colleagues.

Outline of Agenda for this year’s General Assembly is below and can also be downloaded here:

Friday 27 October 2023
09:00-09:15 Welcome, convene.  Approval of agenda.  
09:15-10:00 CODATA Strategic Plan 2023-27

  • Overview
  • Approval by the GA (formal vote)
10:00-11:00 Reports from key CODATA initiatives: Projects, Committees

  • WorldFAIR and WorldFAIR+
  • FAIR Connect
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Continued: Reports from key CODATA initiatives: Projects, Committees

  • Global Open Science Cloud Initiative
  • International Data Policy Committee
  • Data Schools
  • Approval by the GA (acclamation)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Elections – hustings

  • VP hustings 
  • President hustings 
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Task Group presentations
16:30-17:30 Presentation – details TBC
17:30 Close of Day 1

Saturday 28 October 2023

09:00-09:30 Financial reporting 

  • Approval of the financial report (acclamation)
09:30-09:45 Selection of Task Groups 2023-25 (formal vote) 
09:45-10:10 Elections (formal vote)

  • Election of President 2023-27 
  • Election of Vice-Presidents, 2023-27 
10:10-10:30 Break 
10:30-10:45 Report on formal vote results 
10:45-12:00 Elections continued (formal vote) 

  • Option: 2nd round election of Vice-Presidents, 2023-27
  • Option: Report on results
  • Election of Executive Committee members, 2023-25 
  • Report on results
12:00-12:15 Establishing a new Nominating Committee (approval by acclamation) 
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 Presentation of new leads for CODATA Connect
13:15-14:15 Membership session

  • National Committees Forum presentation 
  • New Committees 
  • National Offices
14:15-14:30 Break 
14:30-15:00 Membership session continued

  • Scientific Unions
15:00-15:30 Address by the outgoing and incoming CODATA Presidents
15:30-15:35 Votes of thanks to outgoing Officers, ExComm and others
15:35 Close of CODATA General Assembly




































The call for nominations of candidates for CODATA elections 2023 as well as to the call for Task Groups 2023-25, and related procedures was published before 27 April 2023 with a deadline of 27 June 2023 for the nominations and Task Group proposals, inline with the terms set by the CODATA constitution.

By 1 September 2023 the voting delegates will receive a balanced electoral slate prepared by the Nominating Committee and recommendations of the CODATA Executive Committee on the proposals for Task Groups. The above listed agenda and other additional documentation/information relevant to the General Assembly will be shared with the delegates in due course as well.