As you may have read in the GB minutes, we will soon have three new Working Groups: a reinstated Data Use Working Group, a new Publishing Working Group, and a new(ish) Technical Working Group. These working groups will advise the Board on request and on their own initiative.
This last one, the TWG, is much anticipated in the technical community. Since the TAG meetings stopped happening, there has not been a good way for the Board to connect with all of you. In the run up to the MA in March, we want to change that by having a fully functioning TWG. Details will follow through the Secretariat, but for now we would like to ask everyone in the technical community to think about joining the Technical Working Group, so you can be an active voice for the technical community.
Two things we would like the TWG to take charge in first, are two sessions in the Community Exchange (probably on the Wednesday, March 15) in Copenhagen:
- Updating the Standard: what is next?
- Technical Stock Taking: where do we stand? Pelle Aardema, technical seat in the GB, already announced that in the VCE in November.
Pelle has some family circumstances to deal with, causing him to step back for a while, so we are hoping for a more active role for the TWG in the preparation of these two topics. We don't expect detailed sessions or documents, since the TWG does not even exist yet and everyone is busy, but we hope the TWG can prepare some discussions for these two sessions, in absense of Pelle. He does hope to be present remotely for part of the MA and these sessions.
In short: have a think about participating in the Technical Working Group, and watch this space and your inboxes for further details soon.
This sounds like a great idea and I'd be happy to contribute.
Thanks for reinvigorating the TAG through TWG and look forward to connecting in Copenhagen.
Thanks for this, Thea! I'm also happy to contribute.
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