The CODATA Executive Committee may set up Working Groups (as per the CODATA Constitution by-law 5.9) to explore the need for CODATA action on specific issues. A Working Group shall normally continue for not more than two years. If a Working Group recommends the establishment of a CODATA initiative, Task Group or committee, the Executive Committee may pursue this and set up activities within the approved annual budget.
The following Working Groups have been approved by the General Assembly in 2021:
Furthermore, several Working Groups are active under the CODATA Decadal Programme. In particular the Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) Working Groups and Case Studies, the IUSSP-CODATA WG on FAIR Vocabularies, and the OneGeochemistry Working Group which was established as a result of the WorldFAIR project.