[gnso-ppsc-wg] Your feedback requested - section 126.96.36.199. SOI and DOI
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- Subject: [gnso-ppsc-wg] Your feedback requested - section 188.8.131.52. SOI and DOI
- From: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 07:51:25 -0700
184.108.40.206. Statements of Interest (SOI) and Disclosure of Interest [As
developed by the OSC GNSO Operations Work Team. To be cross-referenced and
updated once Operations Work Team has finalized the language]
This section will contain guidelines relating to the elements and content of
SOIs that each member of the WG is required to supply to the team. The
following template has been developed by the OSC GNSO Operations Work Team
(version April 2010):
1. Please identify your current employer(s) and position(s).
2. Please identify your declared country of residence, which may be the
country to which you pay taxes.
3. Please identify the type(s) of work performed at #1 above.
4. Please identify any ownerships, investment interests, or compensation
arrangements by answering the following three questions: (i) Do you have any
ownership or investment interest, excluding ownership of a de minimis number of
shares in a publicly traded company, in any entity with which ICANN has a
transaction, contract, or other arrangement (e.g. Registries, Registrars,
Consultants, etc.)? Please answer “yes” or “no.” If the answer is “yes,”
please provide the name of each entity for which such an interest exists.
(ii) Do you have a compensation arrangement with any entity or individual with
which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement (e.g. does the
Relevant Party have a consulting arrangement with a Registrar)? Please answer
“yes” or “no.” If the answer is “yes,” please provide the name of each entity
for which such an arrangement exists. (iii) Do you have potential ownership or
investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or
individual with which ICANN is negotiating a transaction, contract, or other
arrangement? Please answer “yes” or “no.” If the answer is “yes,” please
provide the name of each entity for which such a potential ownership, interest,
or arrangement exists.
5. Are you participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of
any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? Please answer “yes” or “no.”
If the answer is “yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual
6. Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as
requested in the following three questions: (iv) Do you have any type of
commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development
processes and outcomes? Please answer “yes” or “no.” If the answer is “yes,”
please describe the commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy
development processes and outcomes. (v) Are there any arrangements/agreements
between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your
participation as a work team member? Please answer “yes” or “no.” If the
answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of
the group, constituency, or person(s). (vi) Do you receive any tangible or
intangible benefit from participation in ICANN GNSO policy development
processes and outcomes? For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use
your position to advance your ability to participate, this relationship should
be disclosed in the Statement of Interest just as should employment by a
contracted party or a business relationship with a non-contracted party that
has an interest in policy outcomes. Please answer “yes” or “no.” If the
answer is “yes,” please describe the tangible or intangible benefits.
Disclosure of Interest A Relevant Party shall provide a Disclosure of
Interest setting forth any direct or indirect interests that may affect a
Relevant Party’s judgment on an issue that is under review, consideration, or
discussion. Additional requirements that should be considered by the chartering
organization include where SOIs are to be submitted/posted, indication that
only one SOI is needed per individual, and important characteristics of SOIs
such as being complete and current. It should be made clear that WG
participants are expected to update their SOI during the course of a WG if
there are any significant changes. Further guidance is provided in section
2.1.2 of the GNSO Working Group Guidelines on how to deal with any participant
that does not provide an SOI despite multiple requests and reminders.
CG: Under Disclosure of Interest, there is reference to “the Working Groups
Operating Model Guidebook”. Is that referring to this document or to some other
document. It would be helpful to clarify.
INTA: The difference between the “Statement of Interest” and “Disclosure of
Interest” is not entirely clear (even after reviewing footnotes 1 and 2). To
avoid confusion, the Committee recommends:
· That these terms either be combined into a single term and concept, or the
distinction between them should be made more clear throughout (perhaps through
eliminating the use of the word “interest” in both labels, which is confusing
given that the intended meaning of the word is different in each context).
· some additional information should be required from potential WG members in
this regard, including disclosure of other committees, organizations, working
groups, etc. that the prospective member serves on (or has served on) within
the same field, as well as any relevant publications that the person has
authored or been involved in.
· in the “Disclosure of Interest” section, specifically requesting information
about any interests that could present, or give the appearance of presenting, a
conflict of interest in connection with the member’s work as part of the
Working Group, and possibly provide some examples.
· specifying consequences of a member’s failing to provide a complete or