ICES community is exploring the reporting process for stock assessment working groups and how this could become simpler, more transparent, and less time consuming. One possibility is to expand the Transparent Assessment Framework tool (TAF) to include a scripted style of reporting the progress made within working groups.
To fully explore the challenges and benefits of this proposal, members of ICES community are invited to a 2-day online workshop to share TAF experiences and the possible role TAF could play in report writing.
Terms of Reference for the workshop
The TAF Reporting Workshop (WKREPTAF), chaired by Niels Hintzen (The Netherlands), will meet online:
a) to share experiences from experts familiar with TAF and highlight obstacles in operating TAF to provide guidance for the development of TAF
b) to inventarize and demonstrate the features within TAF for writing reports
c) to create a list of requirements of procedures within expert groups that could be improved in order to save time (i.e. for the reporting)
d) to define and describe required assessment outputs need from TAF, to demonstrate and learn from working examples
e) to develop a reporting template for the report using TAF (not technical)
WKREPTAF will take place online 11-12 January 2021. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jette Fredslund at ICES Secretariat.