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.
Formation of the SDIC
Organization and Management of Scientific Work
Responsibilities of Division Committees
Election of Division Committees and Division Officers
Conversion to a New Project-Driven System
Operation of a Project-Driven System
Evaluation of Projects
Role of the Secretariat
Summary of Recommendations on Organization and
Summary of Formal Actions Required
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