This proposal is part of the 2.03 upgrade process, please comment by replying below.
**Schema Object** iati-activity/participating-org/@role
**Type of Change** Addition to Embedded codelist
**Issue** Publishers are responsible for reporting on their ‘own’ activities, but may also act as an official proxy for another organisation or, as a secondary publisher, report on a third party’s activities. In the latter two cases it is not always evident to the user which of the reported participating organisations - funders and/or implementers - actually ‘owns’ the reported activity and provided the information. An additional OrganisationRole code would help clarify this.
**Proposal** * Add code: 5 - Responsible
The organisation responsible for the reported account and transactions of an activity as recorded by a proxy or secondary publisher.
**Standards Day** There was confusion about what is meant by the term 'secondary publisher'. The use of the term 'proxy' was suggested to clarify where publishers report 'officially' on behalf of another organisation. (eg Swedish SIDA and Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Further consultation was requested.