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 Role of the Secretariat


Successful implementation of most of the recommendations by the SDIC will require more active assistance by the Secretariat in the management of Divisional activities than has been true in the past. The Secretariat must provide staff support to Task Groups, particularly those conducting projects with an urgent completion date. This support need not consume a large amount of time for any individual project but can be of critical importance in providing to a Task Group of volunteers the management discipline that can come only from full-time paid staff.

Collectively, for the projects within all Divisions' programs, this responsibility will consume significant staff time. Fortunately, this additional obligation is consistent with the Executive Director's desire to change the emphasis of the Secretariat's duties by utilizing computer and electronic communication technologies to minimize staff time and costs in carrying out administrative aspects of the work. The staff resources thus freed can be used for more professional activities, including assistance to the Divisions. In addition, the Secretariat should over time acquire information on potential sources of funds from industry and from international governmental and non-governmental organizations that might be available to help support certain IUPAC projects.

Executive Summary
Formation of the SDIC
Strategic Plan
Organization and Management of Scientific Work
Responsibilities of Division Committees
Election of Division Committees and Division Officers
Project-Driven System
Conversion to a New Project-Driven System
Operation of a Project-Driven System
Evaluation of Projects
Role of the Secretariat
Financial Considerations
Summary of Recommendations on Organization and Management
Summary of Formal Actions Required
Concluding Statement
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4


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